City schools report no change in ISC marks after recalculation
Several city schools reported no change in ISC marks in the subjects that students had sent for recalculation. The students had applied for “dispute resolution” because they were dissatisfied with the marks awarded to them in the board results.
The council had cancelled the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) exams this year because of the surge in Covid cases.
A number of schools received an intimation from the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Tuesday.
The ISC students in La Martiniere for Girls, Loreto House, Our Lady Queen of the Missions School, Salt Lake, Sri Sri Academy, Calcutta Girls’ High School, Delhi Public School New Town, St James’ School, The Heritage School, MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School, National English School, Baguiati, Julien Day School, Ganganagar and Don Bosco School Park Circus had no change in marks.
The number of students who had applied for recalculation accross these schools varied from one to 45. Many of them are high scorers, several heads of schools said.
Some of the students had been waiting for the recalculated marks to apply to colleges with revised marksheets to improve their chances of admission.
“There are some students who had been waiting for the updated marks to apply to colleges. But since there are no changes they will start applying with the marks they have, even if it is lower than what they expected,” said Aruna Gomes, principal, Loreto House.
Teachers said that students also applied for dispute resolution because they expect an increase in marks from what they score in the pre-boards.
“Students perform better in the boards from what they did in the pre-boards, but this time that difference in marks was not there and hence they applied,” said Purnima Chatterjee, vice principal, MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School.
Schools started informing the students via emails on Tuesday that there had been no change in marks.
“Usually, when there is a recheck, there is an answer script to refer to. Students expect better scores because they know that they have written an exam and they expect an enhanced score on the basis of what they had written, which is not the case this year. It was on the basis of how they had performed in the last two years,” said Suvina Shunglu, principal, Sri Sri Academy.
The dispute mechanism is “only for the correction of calculation errors”, the council had said.
If a student had objections regarding the “computation of marks”, he or she had to send a written application to the school.
The council had asked schools to review all such applications and forward them to the CISCE with their comments and supporting documents only if they were satisfied with the contentions.
Other years, there is a recheck of answer scripts to check if any answer has not been marked or if there is a calculation error.
In some schools, the ICSE marks of some students have increased. Other schools are waiting to hear from the council.
Digitally signed copies of the statement of marks, pass certificates and migration certificates are available for the ISC 2021 candidates through the DigiLocker facility established by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, government of India, the council said in a circular on Tuesday.