Amid growing concerns among students across the nation surrounding the delay in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 10th and 12th Board Examination results, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reassured students on Sunday that results will be out “on-time”.
“There is no delay in the CBSE result. CBSE exams were going on till June 15. After that, checking takes 45 days. I spoke with CBSE yesterday only and the results will come on time,” he said. Results are expected to be out by the last week of July.
The CBSE Class 10th and 12th examinations were conducted in two different terms. The first-term examination was conducted between November and December, 2021 and the second term was conducted between April and June, 2022.
Students have been expressing their distress over the delay in the announcement of the results. Over the past month, they have taken to Twitter to appeal to CBSE and the Ministry of Education. Their primary concern has been securing college admissions, since most Indian and international universities have their deadlines set in either July or August.
On CBSE’s request, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently reached out to universities and higher educational institutes in the country, asking them to schedule their admission dates in accordance to the announcement of the Plus 2 results.
Meanwhile, students have also started a campaign on Twitter with a hashtag: #BestofEitherTermSubjectWise as well as a Change.org petition on the same, demanding that the board determines the results based on the best of either Term 1 or Term 2 of the examination and not cumulatively. It remains to be seen how the board responds to this particular request.