The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared to dismiss the Class 10, 12 Board exams 2020 scheduled from July 1 to July 15, 2020. The education board informed the Supreme Court that they would be assessing the students based on the scores of previous three examinations and will be declaring class 10, 12 results by July 15.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the CBSE, told the top court that Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have also cancelled the examinations due to the coronavirus crisis. The Supreme Court bench led by J AM Khanwilkar heard the plea seeking cancellation of remaining CBSE exams due to COVID19.
Speaking in the court, SG said, “Our affidavit filed half an hour back states that taking into account suggestions from States, exam for Class 10 and 12 from July 1 stands cancelled.”
“CBSE has a scheme in which marks scored in past 3 exams will be taken into account. For Class 12, the exams will be conducted “as soon as the situation is conducive. Marks for the students who opt for the class 12 examination will have that marks as final,” he added.
Class 10 and 12 exams for schools under ISC or Indian School Certificate have also been cancelled and students will be graded on internal assessments. The top court sought a clarification on the new academic year and said that it can start in September only if board results are declared in August.
The Supreme Court was told by the petitioner’s advocate that several entrance exams are also pending and sought an intervention. The Supreme Court declined to deal with the issue and said it will take up the case again tomorrow. It asked the CBSE to file a revised draft of its order.