The most awaited CBSE board results are declared for this year. Students are still checking the official website regularly, to get the other updates, related to board results.
With the ongoing anticipation about the board results, some other questions are also going through the students’ minds. One such relevant query is about rechecking of the answer book if students are not be satisfied with his/her marks in any particular subject.
CBSE has reintroduced the option of seeking the re-evaluation of answers for this year’s Class 10 and 12 exams.
Earlier, the CBSE Board used to provide provisions for verification of marks by obtaining the photocopy of evaluated answer book as well as the re-evaluation of the answer book. But last year in 2017, CBSE discontinued the process of re-evaluation that was introduced for the students of class 12 in the year 2014.
In 2014, the board had decided to allow Class 12 students to not only get a photocopy of their evaluated answer sheets but also seek re-evaluation instead of just recounting marks. It started with the total of 7 subjects — English, Hindi, physics, chemistry, mathematics, political science and economics — which in 2015 extended to 11 subjects.
During the tenure of 3 years, a few issues created by the students over the process of re-evaluation forced CBSE to do away with re-evaluation, which led to some candidates approaching the Delhi high court.
It was February 2017, when the high court upheld a student’s right to be re-evaluated in all subjects. The court also struck down the board’s selective re-evaluation policy that restricted the option to just 11 subjects and 10 questions per subject.
A bench of the then Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal termed CBSE’s decision as “rather eccentric” as it had “first provided the facility of re-evaluation to candidates and, thereafter, put unreasonable restrictions”.
Later, on the court’s intervention, CBSE had allowed re-evaluation on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.
Students can apply online for the process, which begins with rechecking of answer sheets, from 1st June 2018.
The process of verification of marks in CBSE class 10 and class 12 will continue as before.
The student has to first apply for rechecking and then ask for a photocopy of the answer sheet before being eligible for re-evaluation.
Students seeking to recheck can apply and make payments online from June 1 to June 5.
Rechecking/re-evaluation process and details for Classes 10 and 12 CBSE exams are available on CBSE web portal.
Steps to apply for verification/rechecking of answer sheet are as follows:
- Apply for rechecking/verification of marks on the CBSE’s official website.
- An amount of Rs. 500 per subject has to be submitted online.
- Payment will be received through a gateway (credit/Debit card) or e-challan.
- No fee shall be received offline in any mode i.e. Postal Order/DD/Money Order/Cheque etc.
- Request for verification will only be accepted once.
- The result of verification of marks will be uploaded on the website. However in case, a mistake is detected, a formal letter will also be sent by speed post.
- No request under RTI for verification of marks will be accepted.
The process, however, isn’t very economical. For rechecking, a student needs to spend Rs 500 per subject. For re-evaluation process, students need to spend Rs 100 per question for both classes.
Students who apply for rechecking will their results by June 14, 2018. Thereafter, they can seek a copy of the answer sheet on June 15 and 16, 2018. The copies will be sent by June 20, 2018, the board said.
Candidates who undergo these two processes can apply for re-evaluation on June 21 and 22. “Re-evaluation will be completed at the earliest,” HRD secretary Anil Swarup said, without mentioning any last date for the results.
Continue to read to understand about full reevaluation process.
What is verification/rechecking of marks?
- Verification of marks means re-checking of marks, i.e., calculating the marks from the first page of your answer booklet.
- It checks calculation mistakes only.
What is done during verification process?
- Checking of the calculation mistakes by totaling the marks from the first page.
- Checking to see if any question is left un-evaluated or unchecked.
- Checking the tallying of marks on the first page.
- Checking that all the answers are evaluated correctly and marks are given against each.
What is not included in verification/rechecking?
- Re-evaluation of the answers.
- Checking the quality or correctness of answers. It only checks if the question is evaluated or not. How the question is evaluated, is out of its authority.
How rechecking can be helpful?
If you find your CBSE result for a particular subject absolutely unsatisfying. You think there may be calculation mistake or some questions might be left un-evaluated. However, such chances are very rare. If you expected 92 and you got 29, you should go for verification of marks. Even in the case, you expected 10 marks more than what you got, you should go for rechecking/verification of marks. Else, do not apply for it only if think, your sheet is not well evaluated as CBSE is not going to re-evaluate your answer booklet.
How to apply for verification/rechecking in CBSE Result?
Students can apply for verification of marks/grades within a week from the date of declaration of CBSE board exam result. So, you need to decide quickly and apply for verification of marks. The whole process of verification of marks is done online.