Identifying Variations in Theory and Practical Marks of Students in 500 Schools, CBSE Issued Advisory

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued an advisory on Thursday to affiliated schools, urging them to review their internal assessment procedures. This follows the detection of significant discrepancies between theory and practical marks in certain subjects among 50 percent or more students.

The CBSE board revealed that these discrepancies were identified using advanced artificial intelligence (AI) tools. According to the board’s official notice, such variations were observed in approximately 500 affiliated schools based on past years’ result statistics. This underscores the importance of meticulous assessment during practical examinations.

CBSE Secretary Himanshu Gupta emphasized the necessity for precise evaluation in practical exams. “This variance highlights a need for meticulous assessment during practical examinations in schools. Consequently, the Board has issued an advisory to such schools to review their internal assessment procedures,” Gupta stated. The aim is to develop a more robust, transparent, and reliable system to ensure the evaluation process is authentic and enhances the student’s educational experience.

“This advisory serves as a reminder to prioritize fairness and accuracy in assessing practical examinations, thereby enhancing the quality of education imparted in CBSE-affiliated institutions,” Gupta added.

Meanwhile, this year, the CBSE Classes X and XII results were declared on May 13. At least 87.98% of students cleared the Class XII exams, with the pass percentage rising by 0.65% compared to last year. Girls outperformed boys by a margin of over 6.40%, with over 91% of girls passing the exam, while the pass rate for boys was 85.12%. In Class X, a total of 22,38,827 candidates appeared, of which 20,95,467 passed, resulting in a pass percentage of 93.60%.

Currently, the board has opened the List of Candidates (LOC) registration window for schools to apply for the Compartment Exam 2024 at According to the CBSE notification, schools must submit the LOC information on the Pariksha Sangam portal by June 15, 2024.

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