The Delhi high court on Thursday lifted all conditions imposed by the CBSE on students looking to revaluate their class 12 exam results, giving succour to thousands of candidates denied scrutiny of answer sheets beyond 12 major subjects.
The relief came from a bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar which said the order will be applicable to all students and not just those who have approached the court.
This year, nearly 11 lakh students appeared for the class 12 exams – conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) — and 2.47% of them applied for re-evaluation.
Students have time till July 7 to approach the board with applications for scrutiny.
On June 28, the CBSE limited the facility of scrutiny of marks to just 12 subjects, including English, Hindi and Mathematics.
The board also restricted the right of a student to apply for scrutiny to only 10 questions.
The court order came on a plea filed by advocate Sandeep Bajaj, representing four students, challenging the board’s notification.
On June 23, the board assured the high court it will entertain all applications of students but later came up with the restrictions.
“It cannot be denied that grave and irreparable loss and damage would ensure to the petitioners so far as their admissions to colleges and universities are concerned. Balance of convenience is also in favour of the petitioners,” the court said.
While issuing notices to the Centre, CBSE and the Delhi University on the plea , the court fixed July 26 for the next hearing.