The Central Board of Secondary Education was scheduled to declare the Class 12 board examination results today, at 12 pm. However, as lakhs of students are attempting to check their results, the CBSE official website has crashed due to the excessive online traffic.
Apart from the online mode, the students can also get their results through the CBSE’s interactive voice response system, by calling (011) 24300699 or (011) 28127030. The charges for IVRS are 30 paise per minute.
They can also obtain their results through the board’s SMS service as well, at 57766 or 7738299899. This service will cost them Re 1 per SMS.
In a change from the past years’ routine, this year the board is declaring the Class 12 examination results before the Class 10 results. Usually, CBSE declares the results in the reverse order.
This year, the Senior Secondary Examination was held earlier this year, from March 2 to April 20 across 3,164 centres across the country. The admit cards were released online. CBSE had also made provisions for pre-exam online counselling for the students at its official website.
CBSE is also scheduled to conduct a post-result counselling session for the students who are not satisfied with their results. The counselling will be conducted from May 25 to June 8, from 8 am to 10 pm every day. The sessions would be conducted through a Centralised Access System (CAS), where the students can call the CBSE authorities to resolve their queries or issues. The toll-free number for CAS is 1800118004.
A total of 10,40,368 students has registered for the exam this year. Out of this, 6,07,383 were boys and 4,32,985 were girls. Last year, these statistics stood at a total number of 10,29,874 students, out of which 6,03,064 were boys and 4,26,810 were girl students.
However, there was a decrease in the number of students under the special categories. These categories include visually impaired, hearing and speech impaired, dyslexics, spastics, autistics and physically handicapped. There were only 2,066 students under these categories, as compared to 2,453