State higher secondary council asks school heads to submit Class XI marks ‘urgently’ within June 23
The state higher secondary council has asked the school heads who are yet to submit the marksheets of Class XI annual exam to complete the process “very urgently” within June 23.
If these schools fail to do so, the higher secondary results of the respective student “may not be published” this year.
The instructions were issued a day after the council announced that they would give weightage to a Class XII student’s performance in Class XI annual exams apart from his/her performance in the secondary exams (Madhyamik), for the final score of a 2012 HS candidate.
The council in a statement uploaded on its website on Saturday evening said: “The HM (head master)/ TIC (teacher-in-charge) of the following institutions (list attached) are requested to submit hard copy of marks foil of Class-XI annual examination, held between 12/03/2020 to 21/03/2020 for the year 2020 to your respective regional office of the council or to the head office of the council within 23/06/2021, very urgently. Marks not obtained from your institution for particular student/ students of your school will be marked absent in the Class-XI annual examination 2020 and subsequently HS examination result 2021 may not be published.”
A West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education official said schools conduct the Class XI annual exams and send the marksheets to the council after the results are published.
Last year, since exams in some of the subjects in Class XI could not be held because of the pandemic and the students were promoted to Class XII straightaway, only a handful of schools prepared the marksheets based on the available marks and shared those with the council.
“We did not foresee a scenario where the HS results would have to be prepared based on a student’s performance in Class XI annual examinations. Therefore, the schools were never prodded in sending the results. Now, we are asking them to share the records at the earliest,” said the official.
The voluminous list of the council suggests that many schools are yet to submit the marksheets.
The higher secondary council announced on Friday that it would give 40 per cent weightage to a student’s performance in the Class X board exams (Madhyamik) and 60 per cent to Class XI annual exam marks and the total would be added to 30-mark practical (for lab-based subjects) or 20-mark project (for non-lab subjects) to arrive at the final marks of an HS candidate.
An official of the council said, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had set a target to publish the HS results at the earliest so that the students of the state board did not lag behind their counterparts from the CBSE board and ICSE council in securing undergraduate seats. “Publication of results won’t be possible on time if the schools don’t share the records of Class XI results within the deadline,” he said.
The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has created a website for the collection of marks of the Class IX annual examination to arrive at the final marks of a 2021 secondary (Madhyamik) candidate.
All heads of the institutions have been instructed to open https://www.wbbsedata.com on and from June 21 and submit the subject-wise marks on the website within June 24. The instructions say: “Any discrepancy/tampering found in the marks register as well as in the submitted marks in the website shall lead to action as per rule”.
The board will prepare the secondary marksheet awarding equal weightage to a candidate’s performance in Class IX annual exams and internal formative assessments of Class X.