In a big boon to Class 12 students seeking re-evaluation of Board examination answer sheets, Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to recheck the answer sheets of the students who applied for re-evaluation.

A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar revoked all the conditions put by CBSE on the students who were seeking to get their answer sheets rechecked. The bench also asked the education board to remove the imposition on number of subjects made available for re-evaluation, which was set at 12.

The court further said that re-evaluation of the answer sheet should not be limited to the students who moved court but to every student who seeks re-evaluation.

The order has come after four students petitioned against CBSE for restricting the re-evaluation facility and limiting the number of subjects for scrutiny to 12.

The 12 subjects mentions in a CBSE circular were Hindi Core, Hindi Elective, English Core, English Elective (CBSE), English Elective (NCERT), Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Business Studies, Economics and Accountancy.