HSC board changes assessment rules, to allow re-evaluation of all 6 subjects
Following a recent change in assessment rules, students can now get the papers of all six subjects of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams re-evaluated in one go.
The change in assessment rules was made by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education following the increase in demand of students and parents to get all papers re-evaluated.
In the past, the board would share the answer sheet photocopies of all subjects with the students. However, students only had the option of asking for the re-evaluation of any three subjects of their choice, something parents were apprehensive about.
In fact, over the years, many parents have written to the board asking them to make an exemption and allow the re-evaluation of more than three subjects, only to get turned down.
Gangadhar Mhamane, chairman of the state board, said that while re-evaluations seldom results in an increase in marks, it definitely provides some reassurance to parents and students.
In the wake of the increasing competition, the board has also allowed changing the marks of students who have scored over 90 percent, even if there is an increase of one mark. Earlier, the board only made changes and issued new marksheets if the difference between the first result and reevaluated result was over 5 percent.
“If you look at the competition today, students can miss the college of their choice by one mark quite easily. The decision to change the result irrespective of the mark difference is definitely welcome,” said Prakash Asher, whose daughter just secured admission in FYJC.