The Central Board of Secondary Education has canceled the board’s exam which was supposed to be held from July 1st. CBSE informed Supreme Court on Thursday. There are two options given to the students and they can choose whichever is conducive to them. Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General, told Supreme Court the student of class 12th has the option for appearing for exams later. And the test will be held when conditions are conducive. The board told the Supreme Court that it has come up with an evaluation scheme where Class 12 students will be assessed based on their last three exams. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha have conveyed their inability to conduct examinations in the coronavirus crisis, the court was told.
Talking about class 10th exams, which were to be held only for students in parts of Delhi hit by riots in February are canceled, the CBSE informed. Class 10 and 12 exams for schools under CISCE or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations have also been canceled and students will be graded on internal assessments.
Seeking a clarification on the new academic year, the Supreme Court said that it can start in September only if board results are announced in August. The CBSE said that students can apply for internal assessment and results will be announced soon. The board also said that the academic year will be shifted for the 2020-21 session.
Parents of students, who had filed the petition, told the Supreme Court that several entrance exams are also pending and sought an intervention. However, the top court refused to deal with the issue at this stage.
Asking about the exams conducted by state boards, the Supreme Court told the central government to come up with a time-frame for a conclusive decision.
By: Sushmita Jha