The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the time limit set for the correction of a student’s name, parent’s name, date of birth and other such details in their CBSE board exam mark sheet. While earlier the board gave the students merely one year after passing out, the limit has now been set to five years. The students can now apply for correction within five years after the declaration of their result. This applies for both Class X and XII students. The notification was issued on the 10th of November. This would not just be applicable for the cases registered from the next academic session but will also apply for the ongoing cases. This means that the cases that have already been submitted for correction after 2015 will also be considered under this new procedure.
Initially there was no restriction of time when it came to getting these details corrected. Students could get their names, date of birth and other details changed at any point in time. Although the procedure for getting these changes done was quite lengthy. The applicants had to produce an affidavit and a copy of a newspaper advertisement for getting this done. But in 2015 the CBSE put a restriction on the time given for correction. This time limit was set to just one year. This limit was set to manage these cases better as numerous students were requesting for such corrections each year. They were bringing up these cases even years after passing out. However, instead of streamlining the process, this one year restriction worsened the situation. Hence, the board decided to extend this period.
More than 18,000 schools are affiliated to CBSE. This news of extension of time period has come as a respite for the students studying here.