The state education boards have agreed to declare Class 12 result by May 31 every year. The suggestion to declare the results of higher secondary examinations (Class 12) was given by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to avoid delays in counseling for admissions to centrally funded technical institutes through Joint Entrance Examination.
The Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) would hold another round of meeting next month to carry forward the discussion. A committee was, however, formed to design a question format which could be emulated by other state boards.
The state boards, however, agreed to the Ministry’s suggestion of declaring the higher secondary results by May 31 every year so that the data relating to students’ marks was tabulated by the CBSE in time before the counselling for NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutes begins. Delay in declaring results by state boards this year had led to the postponement of the counselling for admission to these institutes.
The meeting also decided to set up three other committees, of which one would look into adoption of best practices to check malpractices during the exams, the other would look into the teacher training aspect and the third will deliberate upon designing a core course curriculum.
While deliberating on the record marks secured, a few state boards were understood to have discussed strategies on “neutralising” the marks though they were at the concept level, sources said.