Class 12 Result to be delayed, Delhi HC asks Board to continue ‘Moderation Policy’

By: Admin 24 May, 2017

After terming the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decision to scrap its 'moderation policy' as "unfair and irresponsible" yesterday, in a major relief to students, the Delhi High Court today directed the CBSE to continue with its current marks 'moderation policy'.  This moderation policy of giving grace marks to students who appeared in Class 12 examinations, was in place when the examination application forms were submitted last year.


  • Delhi HC had yesterday termed CBSE’s decision to scrap its ‘Moderation Policy’ as “unfair and irresponsible”.

  • Now, the HC has asked CBSE to continue with its current policy for this year’s results.

  • The Board results may be delayed further as the HC verdict has come at the time CBSE usually annonces results.

  • The Court also said that this decision would have a ‘drastic’ effect on students.

  • Also, the Board has been asked why the change cannot be made next year, as the students were unaware of this change at the time of giving the exam.

The board is expected to declare the class 12 results on last week of May. CBSE declared the class 12 results of all regions on May 21 last year.


In a meeting held on April last week, attended by Central Board of Secondary Education, State Education Boards and School Education Secretary Anil Swarup, it was decided the boards across the country would not use the 'Marks Moderation' policy in deciding the marks of board students.



Since the verdict has come at a time when the board is getting ready to release its class 12 results of academic year 2017, it is expected that the board results may delayed further. The petition had said that the moderation policy was changed by way of a notification by the board after the exams for the academic year were held and hence would have a drastic impact on the students.


The decision of the CBSE, "would have a drastic effect on the students," the court had also said. It had also asked the Board why it cannot implement the change in policy from next year as the results of the 2016-17 exams are expected to be announced in a few days, reported PTI.



This news has been taken from NDTV’s website. Read the original here.