CBSE Results 2022: No use of 'Failed' in marksheets

CBSE Results 2022: No use of 'Failed' in marksheets

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Anum Ansari
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New Delhi, Updated on Jul 22, 2022 10:28 IST

CBSE removes word such as 'Failed' from CBSE Results 2022 marksheets to save students from mental trauma. Read further to know details 

CBSE 10, 12 Results 2022

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced CBSE 12th results 2022 on July 22. It is expected that CBSE 10th Results 2022 will be out soon as well.  As decided earlier, CBSE did away with the term ‘Fail’ in the marksheets and replaced it with ‘Essential Repeat’ in the result documents. Earlier in February 2020, CBSE announced a major change to the CBSE 10th results 2022 and CBSE 12th Result 2022 Marksheets that will be issued to the students. According to the previous reports, the CBSE decided not to use the words ‘Failed’ and ‘Compartmental’ in the CBSE 2020 result marksheets. The proposal is being considered as a part of the Board’s policy to avoid a negative impact on board exam results on the students’ psyche. To make this policy a rule, the CBSE has reached out to the school principals and regional offices of CBSE schools asking them suggestions for the replacement word that can be used instead of ‘failed’ and ‘compartmental’ in the CBSE final examination marksheets.

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Students face tremendous pressure in class 10 and class 12 to perform well in the CBSE exam. The Board believes that when it comes to results, students do get affected seeing words like failed or compartmental in their Board exam marksheets. According to the latest reports, the Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to replace ‘failed’ and ‘compartmental’ words with words that can inspire students and help them perform better the next time they appear for the examination.

Currently, the students who fail in more than two exams are notified as ‘failed’ and the students who fail two or fewer subjects are tagged as ‘compartmental’ during the announcement of the final board exam results. After the implementation of this new proposal, the student will be issued results that will not contain words like ‘Failed’ or ‘Compartment’.

Impact of 'Failed' and 'Compartment' on students' mental health

According to famous psychiatrists, harsh words on the CBSE marksheet adversely affect the mental health of students. Even if they do not take drastic steps such as an attempt on their own life due to being unable to cope with that stress, at times, the pressure can eat away at their mental health. A subconscious trauma can start to develop in the minds of students on seeing the terms 'failed' or 'compartmental' on the CBSE marksheet. Many students also develop an intense and irrational fear of exams are doing badly.

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What is the replacemnet for words such as 'failed' and 'compartmental' in CBSE marksheets?

CBSE used to tag students as 'failed' who fail in more than two subjects, while those who fail in two or fewer subjects are tagged as 'compartmental' result holders.

However, year 2020 onwrards, with the release of CBSE 12th Results 2022, the word ‘Fail’ is replaced with ‘Essential Repeat’, However, there is no change in the word ‘Compartmental’.

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a year ago

Ek no. Se kon fail krta hai

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Aparna Akundi

2 years ago

How will I get my exam results which is left over subject yet to be passed in Nios and when the exams are cancelled .

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Tanya Jha

3 years ago

Compartment ka second attempt kab hoga iske bare mai bhi kuch batao

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Punam Limboo

3 years ago

Ab yea compartment exam kub hoga kuch to batado plz? Time ,date ,when, how, where?

Reply to Punam Limboo

Comp exm of12 class 80 marks ya full 100 marks plz those students pass in pratical and comp in theroy is paper ???? marks or 80 marks plz tell us

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