The Central Board of Secondary Education will start accepting applications for the re-evaluation of Class 12 examination papers from Monday till July 7. In a statement released on June 28, the board said Class 12 students who have registered to receive a copy of their answer booklets can ask for their answers to be assessed again.

However, the re-evaluation offer comes with a few riders. Applications for re-evaluation can be made for up to 10 questions in 12 subjects – English core, English elective (CBSE), English elective (NCERT), Hindi core, Hindi elective, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, business studies, economics and accountancy. An amount of Rs 100 will be charged per question.

The notice said doubts raised about a student’s Class 10 examination results will be subjected to the board’s protocol on the re-verification of marks, where only the marks already granted are added up again.

The applications for re-evaluation will be accepted only once and the fee charged will be refunded if the reassessment shows an increase in the marks awarded. The board will not allow any further requests after the revaluation is done.

Applicants may contact CBSE officials on its helpline – 1800-11-8002.

Assessment questioned

On June 20, the Delhi High Court had accepted a petition against the board’s November 2016 decision to discontinue its re-evaluation process and asked the CBSE to explain why it had opted to do so, Hindustan Times reported.

On June 19, the board had downplayed reports about totalling errors in its Class 12 examination papers. A CBSE statement said there was nothing unprecedented about the number of applications made for the verification of results, despite media reports to the contrary.

On June 13, the Odisha High Court had directed the board to re-evaluate the answer sheets of at least 159 students who had alleged discrepancies in their Class 12 results.