While the final results of the Class 12 students in Tamil Nadu were scheduled to be released on July 31st, the state government has on Friday made a major announcement that the results would be released on July 19. The announcement has come when there were reports suggesting that the date of declaring the final results could be preponed as the authorities had completed the drive of awarding the marks for the students based on the criteria proposed by the government's panel.
The Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) has on Friday announced that the results of 8.5 lakh Class 12 students in the state board will be declared at 11 am on July 19 - Monday. The government has cancelled Class 12 board exams this year in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and formed a panel to research and formulate the evaluation criteria based on which the final marks would be awarded for the students.
As per the criteria, the final marks will be awarded for the Class 12 students based on the marks they had scored in the previous board examinations and practical exams. The marks they scored in the Class 10 board exam will carry 50% weightage, the marks they scored in the Class 11 exams will carry 20% of weightage, and the Class 12 internal assessment and practical exam marks will be given the rest of 30% weightage.
How the students can check their final results:
After the declaration of results on July 19, the students can either visit - www.tnresults.nic.in; www.dge1.tn.nic.in; www.dge2.tn.nic.in; www.dge.tn.gov.in. Upon visiting any of the websites, the students will be asked to register their registration number and date of the birth post which they will be directed to the page where they can see their final results.
Apart from viewing the final results from websites, the students will also get the final results through an SMS to the mobile number which they had given in their schools. The students can download the mark sheet, three days after the results- on July 22 from 11 am, by visiting the sites www.dge.tn.gov.in and www.dge.tn.nic.in.
Earlier, the state government has also announced that it would also give an opportunity for the students who are aggrieved with the marks, awarded based on the criteria, to write the exams. The students can better use this opportunity to write exams if they are not happy with the marks being awarded by the evaluation criteria. The government said that it will issue the notification with an appropriate schedule to conduct exams.
The marks awarded from the evaluation criteria will be final and revaluation can't be done. The government will be calculating 50% weightage from the Class 10 board exam marks. In calculation, the average marks from the three subjects in which they scored high marks will be taken into account for 50% weightage. The government will be providing the final marks based on these criteria and the criteria also apply for admission for higher education. It must be noted that the colleges and universities in Tamil Nadu will begin the admission process from August 1st. However, the government is yet to announce when the schools and colleges will be fully reopened.