Will re-evaluate answer sheets, CBSE tells HC

New Delhi


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it will re-evaluate the answer sheets of students who have asked for it.

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain made the assurance to a vacation bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Yogesh Khanna hearing various petitions by students, who appeared for Class 12 board exams this year, against the board's decision to scrap its re-evaluation policy.

"...if any of the petitioners were to apply to CBSE with a grievance that a particular answer sheet has not been evaluated as per the concerned marking scheme circulated to the head examiner in respect of major subjects, whereupon CBSE will scrutinise such answer sheets and take appropriate remedial action, if required," he said. 

Jain said that the marking schemes concerned will be uploaded on CBSE's website within two working days. 

He also told the court that all such requests will be considered on first come, first served basis and papers of those who have applied for re-verification will be scrutinised on priority basis. 

Advocate Kirti Uppal, appearing for some of these students, had challenged the CBSE's May 29 notification and requested the court to direct it to reconsider this policy. 

However after hearing the CBSE's submission, the bench disposed off the petitions. - IANS