The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) is gearing up to declare standard XII results earlier than the set deadline of last week of May. The decision has been taken to make an effort to meet the new guidelines issued by the Supreme Court (SC) and Ministry of Human Resources Department. They say that all boards and states should declare results of std 12, including revaluation results, by June 5. However, MSBSHSE officials say that it is nearly impossible to meet the deadline this year. The decision of MSBSHSE to declare results early can at best help in ensuring that the deadline can be met by next year onwards.
In a high-level meeting held at Delhi last week, chairpersons of various state boards deliberated over declaring the results for std XII early. State board chairperson Sarjerao Jadhav said, “We have started the process and are trying to declare the results early. We have to allocate one month for revaluation process too.”
The schedule for std 12 examination and results was prepared a year ago. The exams are scheduled to take place from February 21 to March 21.
“Nearly, 13 lakh students will appear for the HSC examination and the paper checking will begin from March. The results were scheduled to release in May last week and the date for declaring revaluation results was supposed to be last week of June,” said Sarjerao.
To bring in the uniformity in the results date, the SC had directed HRD ministry to declare the results before June 5 including the revaluation results. Few states from this academic year will participate in National Entrance Test (NET) for engineering courses except Maharashtra. If there is no uniformity in the results, NET will not be successful. If the revaluation results are declared before NET, the student later will not claim that s/he was denied seat at a reputed college due to the change in marks, said the sources. For single NET applicants, an all-India merit list will be prepared based on the combined weightage given to std XII results and test results. The single NET would replace the old IIT-JEE and AIEEE.
However, Maharashtra will participate in NET only from 2013-2014, as state minister for higher and Technical education Rajesh Tope had declared earlier. In 2012-2013, the state government will continue to conduct its own entrance test and the merit list would be based on MHT-CET scores.
“Since we are not participating in NET this year, it will not affect the students if the results are not declared on June 5 uniformly with other states. The deadline is being pushed early from this year. Because gradually, we will be able to declare results with revaluation by June 5 from next year onwards,” said a senior MSBSHSE official.