New Delhi, Feb 5: Delhi High Court has inflicted the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) selective re-evaluation policy, which has put restrictions on students from availing the option in just 10 subjects and 10 questions per subject. A division bench including Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal and Chief Justice G Rohini specified the restrictions as “eccentric” and said students can now seek re-evaluation in all subjects. Also Read - IB Cancels Class 12 Board And Other Exams Amid Rising COVID Cases | Important Details Here
The Central Board of Secondary Education has brought up a new rule in the examination scheme for allowing candidates to apply for revaluation but also made restrictions on the number of questions and the subjects to be re-evaluated. CBSE has introduced these rules after amending the by-laws, which the court found to be “manifestly unjust, unreasonable and partial.” Also Read - Cancel CBSE Board Exams 2021 Demand: Here is What We Know So Far
“It is rather eccentric to first provide for the facility of re-evaluation to the candidates and thereafter put unreasonable restrictions. The board cannot afford to ignore individual claims of re-evaluation at its whims or fancy, by merely ‘pick and choose’ of subjects or number of questions,” the bench observed while ruling in favour of two students. Also Read - #CancelBoardExam2021 Chorus Grows; More Than 5 Lakh Tweets & 2 Lakh Signatures So Far
In the process, the court upheld two separate single-judge verdicts. In one a single judge had faulted CBSE for allowing just 10 questions for re-evaluation, while the second bench ordered it to re-evaluate a student’s physical education theory paper, despite the board claiming that PE is not covered under its subjects where re-look is permitted.