A problem that many government schools were facing was that several students had not appeared in some of their board exam papers — some had even appeared in none.

The Delhi government’s education department has instructed schools run by it to conduct “one-to-one assessment” telephonically of those of its class X students who have not attended one or more of their pre-board examinations, in order to formulate their final results in the absence of board examinations.

The CBSE has asked every school to form their own Result Committees to decide on the marks allocation formula and rationale in the case of assessments they could not conduct, or tests for which students did not appear, and evaluate them out of 80 marks. The education department has issued some centralised evaluation directives to be followed in all its schools.

The education department had conducted pre-board examinations for its class X students, which had to be wound up before the mathematics paper was conducted because of the rise in COVID cases in the city. In the case of mathematics, the department has directed schools to allocate marks to students on the basis of the formula devised by CBSE for last year’s evaluation, meaning that their marks for maths will be evaluated based on average of the papers in which they have performed best — best three papers if they have appeared in four, best two if they have appeared in three. In usual years, mathematics is the subject in which students in these schools have their poorest performances.

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