The central education board had decided in February 2020 that the words 'Failed' and 'Compartmental' would no longer be used in marksheets and be replaced with terms that would lessen the negative impact of poor performance on a student’s mental health
In a welcome move, the Central Board of Secondary Examination decided to do away with the term ‘Fail’ in marksheets; it has been replaced with ‘Essential Repeat’ in the CBSE Class 12 results 2020.
The results of the CBSE 12th exam 2020, which were declared on July 13, saw remarkable feats being achieved. While 38,686 students scored above 95 percent, CBSE 12th result topper Tushar Singh secured full marks in the boards without taking any tuitions.
The CBSE had asked school principals regional offices to recommend four replacement words for the two terms, reported India Today. The suggestions for ‘compartmental’ were ‘special exam’, ‘second exam’, and ‘supplementary exam’, whereas those for ‘failed’ were ‘unqualified’ or ‘not qualified’.