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CBSE To Allow Answer Books Scrutiny; Schedule and modalities
30.06.17 -
CBSE To Allow Answer Books Scrutiny; Schedule and modalities

CBSE Board has decided to allow scrutiny of answer books of Class 10 and class 12 examinations following Delhi High Court's intervention in the matter. Though, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to allow scrutiny of answer books of only those students who have applied for photocopies of their evaluated scripts.

CBSE has last week told the Delhi High Court that if any student who wrote the class 12 exams feels that his or her answer sheets were not correctly evaluated, he or she can now approach the board under its verification scheme. 

The submission was made by the CBSE before a vacation bench of justices Manmohan and Yogesh Khanna, who accepted the board's submission and asked the students to approach the authority. On the submission made by the CBSE, the bench disposed of the petitions.
CBSE Answer Books Scrutiny: Schedule and modalities

Now, CBSE has published these modalities and schedule for the scrutiny:
In Class 12 only those candidates who have applied for obtaining photocopy of the evaluated answer book shall be eligible to apply for Scrutiny of marks awarded to any question(s) with respect to the available marking scheme in the following major subjects only to the respective Regional Offices: English Core, English Elective (CBSE), English Elective(NCERT), Hindi Core, Hindi Elective, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies and Economics & Accountancy.
In Class 10 in the event of receiving representations relating to non-awarding of marks to particular question(s) as per marking scheme and/or unevaluated portion of the Answer Book, the same shall be dealt as per procedure followed for verification of grades.
Request for maximum 10 questions shall be entertained only for theory portion in the above subjects at Rs.100/- per question.
Request for scrutiny of marks for particular question(s) only in theory paper shall be received offline through Demand Draft in favour of "Secretary, CBSE" drawn at the place where Regional Office is located from 01.07.201 7(Saturday ) to 07.07.2017(Friday) or through NEFT.
Request for scrutiny of marks will only be accepted once.
The applicant will have to refer to the marking scheme in the subject concerned which would be available on the website along with the question paper and then submit application for scrutiny in the required question (s) with reasoning.
In case there is variation of marks of 5 marks or more in the subject concerned after scrutiny, then the marks awarded in the first evaluation in respect of that subject shall stand annulled and the fresh marks awarded in the scrutiny shall only stand valid for that particular subject(s) and a fresh marks statement will be issued incorporating the marks awarded in the scrutiny. However, If after scrutiny, any change Is observed in questions of upto 02 marks I.e. 01 and/or 02 marks, the same shall be considered for addition even if less than 5.
In cases where marks are increased or decreased a fresh marks statement shall be issued to such candidates after surrendering the old Marks Statement by the candidate(s) concerned.
The status of Scrutiny of marks shall be uploaded on the net for the subject and question(s) for which applied for, followed by a formal letter by speed post.
In case of upward revision of marks in the question(s), fee paid for Scrutiny of marks shall be refunded for that particular question(s) only xi) the decrease even by one mark shall be effected.
In case the marks already awarded remain unchanged or decreased, then the amount of fee paid for Scrutiny of marks shall not be refunded and no appeal or review against the scrutiny of marks would be entertained.
He Board will not be responsible for any loss or damage or any inconvenience caused to the candidate, consequent to the revision of marks, if any or delay in communication for reasons beyond control.
No application will be accepted without fee.
Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected.
(Courtesy: NDTV)

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Indian-origin Eleven year old beats Einstein and Hawking in IQ test
30.06.17 - Arkadev Ghoshal
Indian-origin Eleven year old beats Einstein and Hawking in IQ test

An Indian-origin boy in the United Kingdom has managed to score higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in an IQ test, making him one of the smartest people around. 
Arnav Sharma, who is just 11 years old, is already considered a prodigy because of a device he has built using the Raspberry Pi platform that helps people with asthma lead a better lifestyle.
And he won the Tech4Good award for it last year, when he had not even crossed into double digits when it came to age! Arnav currently attends Crossfields School on near Reading in the UK. He has already been selected for Eton College and Westminster.
Arnav's IQ score is in the field of verbal reasoning, and he told The Independent about the IQ test and the score: "I had no preparation at all for the exam but I was not nervous. My family was surprised but they were also very happy when I told them about the result."
The test
The test young Arnav has aced is a standardised set of questionnaire developed and administered by Mensa International — the world's oldest IQ society and a non-profit organisation.
A person has to score 140 or more on the test in order to be considered a genius. Arnav has scored 162 on the test, which is well above the genius threshold. 
This is well above the IQ of celebrated cosmologist and A Brief History Of Time author Stephen Hawking, which is 160. It is also above the IQ of Einstein — whose surname has became synonymous with people with high IQ, but is sometimes used in a pejorative manner.
Prodigious talent 
Arnav's mother Meesha Dhamija Sharma was circumspect about the examination. "I was thinking what is going to happen because you never know and he had never seen what a paper looks like," she told the UK-based daily. 
However, she had had her first inkling of his talent almost a decade ago. "At one-and-a-half years old I took him to India for a holiday to see his grandparents. His grandmother told me about him and said Arnav is going to do very well with his studies," she said. 
A year later, he was showing his prowess with numbers. "He was counting up to more than 100. That was when I stopped teaching him because I came to know that there is no end to his numbers," said his mother.
She added: "His dad is quite clever as well, but not as clever [as Arnav]."

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