CBSE has no role in deciding eligibility criteria for NEET

The CBSE clarification came following several complaints about barring open school candidates and those with biology as an additional subject in Class 12 from appearing for NEET. Photo: Mint

The CBSE clarification came following several complaints about barring open school candidates and those with biology as an additional subject in Class 12 from appearing for NEET. Photo: Mint

New Delhi: The CBSE has clarified that it has no role in deciding eligibility criteria for medical entrance exam, NEET, and grievances, if any, should be submitted to the Medical Council of India (MCI).

The clarification came following several complaints received by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) about barring open school candidates and those with biology as an additional subject in Class 12 from appearing for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).

“The responsibility of CBSE is limited to holding the NEET (UG) examination, based on the eligibility criteria provided by MCI. CBSE has no role to play in deciding the eligibility conditions,” the board said in an advisory.

Students who have pursued schooling through National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS)/ State Open School or those who studied biology or biotechnology as an additional subject in Class 12 are ineligible to appear in NEET.

“Therefore, all the grievances received by CBSE on these issues are disposed of. Candidates are requested to kindly read the information bulletin and FAQs hosted on NEET website before sending grievance to the board in any form,” it added.

This year, NEET will be held on 6 May. Online application process began on 8 February and 9 March is the last date to register. The last date for successful payment of fee online is 10 March till 11.50pm.

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CBSE Class 12 results: Delhi HC allows revaluation in all subjects

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The Delhi high court on Thursday lifted all conditions imposed by the CBSE on students looking to revaluate their class 12 exam results, giving succour to thousands of candidates denied scrutiny of answer sheets beyond 12 major subjects.

The relief came from a bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar which said the order will be applicable to all students and not just those who have approached the court.

This year, nearly 11 lakh students appeared for the class 12 exams – conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) — and 2.47% of them applied for re-evaluation.

Students have time till July 7 to approach the board with applications for scrutiny.

On June 28, the CBSE limited the facility of scrutiny of marks to just 12 subjects, including English, Hindi and Mathematics.

The board also restricted the right of a student to apply for scrutiny to only 10 questions.

The court order came on a plea filed by advocate Sandeep Bajaj, representing four students, challenging the board’s notification.

On June 23, the board assured the high court it will entertain all applications of students but later came up with the restrictions.

“It cannot be denied that grave and irreparable loss and damage would ensure to the petitioners so far as their admissions to colleges and universities are concerned. Balance of convenience is also in favour of the petitioners,” the court said.

While issuing notices to the Centre, CBSE and the Delhi University on the plea , the court fixed July 26 for the next hearing.

 

 

 

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CBSE pulls up its Mumbai schools without special educators

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has pulled up its schools for not adhering to affiliation rules that make appointment of special educators to cater to differently-abled students compulsory.

Mumbai schools said there was a shortage of qualified teachers in the city, because few universities offer specialisations in it.

A special educator needs to work with children and young adults who require additional support to learn.

Appointment of special educators was made mandatory in 2015 under rule 13(11) of the board’s affiliation by-laws to promote inclusion of students with disabilities/special needs in schools according to the provisions of the “Persons with Disabilities Act 1995” and in conformity with the National Policy of Education.

Observing that many schools were not following the rule, Jaiprakash Chaturvedi, deputy-secretary of affiliation, said in a recent circular, “The management and the head of CBSE-affiliated schools are hereby directed to strictly follow the provisions and arrange to appoint special educators in schools.” He added that the schools will have to inform their managing committees about the provision for stricter compliance.

But city schools said it was difficult to meet this condition. DAV School, New Panvel, has been advertising for a special educator for the last two years, but did not find any qualified professionals. “We have been trying to hire a special educator since 2015. This year, we advertised twice but still did not get anyone good,” said Jayashree Khandekar, principal of the school.

Educators blamed it on the lack of courses available for special education. In Mumbai, only SNDT Women’s University, Churchgate and Juhu, offer a full course in special education, while few other private colleges offer short-term certificate courses.

There are barely 300 special educators in the state for more than 16 lakh children with learning disabilities, said Dr Harish Shetty, a psychiatrist who suggested that instead of mandatory appointments, the board can train regular teachers on basic remedial education. “This way, the existing faculty can be used for remediation, while authorised centres can carry out the tests,” he said. He said the human resource development ministry needed to start more courses on special education.

Some city schools are using counsellors in place of special educators or hiring them part-time. “We are unable to find full-time special educators, so our counsellor helps in remediation,” said Deepshika Srivastava. She added that although teachers have been sensitised in identifying students with learning disability, they could not pay individual attention to all because there were 40 to 50 students in each class.

 

 
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CBSE Result 2016 Class 12: How to Check Online

CBSE Result 2016 Class 12: How to Check Online

CBSE Result 2016 Class 12: How to Check Online
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CBSE Class 12 results are expected to be announced at 12 noon.
You can check the results on three official websites.
Results are also available via Microsoft’s Bing.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce results for the twelfth grade class of 2016 on Saturday. The expected time when the wait of Class 12 students and their anxious parents will end is 12 noon.

There are various ways to check the CBSE class 12 results. Here are a few of them:

1) As always, the results will available on the following websites: www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in, and www.cbse.nic.in.

2) Starting this year, CBSE will also provide class 12 digital mark sheets via DigiLocker. The DigiLocker account credentials will be sent to students via SMS on their mobile number registered with CBSE.

3) Microsoft has partnered with CBSE to bring 12th class (2016) results to its Bing search engine. Simply head over to Bing and search for CBSE 12th results. Once the results are out, you will be able to enter your roll number and date of birth to see your CBSE class 12 result on Bing itself. This will work on mobile as well as desktop.
4) Like previous years, CBSE will also offer results via IVR. Simply dial 01124300699 (+911124300699 if you are outside India) or 01128127030 (+911128127030 if you are outside India) and follow the instructions to get your Class 12 result.

5) CBSE will be emailing schools results of all their students as soon as they are announced. Most schools display the results on their premises, but if you can’t make it there, call your school or visit its website for details.

A reminder that the CBSE class 12 results will not be available at the Central Board of Secondary Education office, so do not visit their premises.

We wish Class 12 CBSE students all the best for their results; if you don’t score well, don’t stress yourself too much – there’s little correlation between how one performs in exams and in the real world.

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