Class X, XII remaining Board exams cancelled, CBSE informs SC

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 25, 2020 Published on June 25, 2020

Class XII students have the option to take the exams at a later date

The Central Board of Secondary Education on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the pending board exams for Class X and XII have been cancelled.

“Taking into account suggestions from States, exams for Class X and XII from July 1 stands cancelled,” informed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to the Apex Court.

Mehta has been appearing for CBSE and the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Advocate Rishi Malhotra for petitioners.

CBSE has a scheme in which marks scored in past three exams will be taken into account. For class XII, exams will be optional and conducted as soon as the situation is conducive. tudents who opt for the exams will have those marks as final. However, those who do not opt for exams, their scores in the earlier exams will used to assess accordingly, added Mehta.

CBSE board exam for class 10 stands cancelled.

The SC bench led by Justice AM Khanwilkar has been hearing the petition seeking cancellation of CBSE exams due to Covid-19.

“The result on the basis of the assessment for both Class X and XII will be published by July 15,” said Mehta.

The apex Court has however told the Solicitor General to indicate in notification itself that when will results be announced and timeline and the notification.

The bench will conduct a hearing tomorrow morning where formal orders will be passed.

This comes after a group of parents filed a petition in SC regarding scrapping of remaining Board exams. They said that holding exams during the ongoing pandemic would mean exposure to the Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta who is representing ICSE said, “We are in principle agreeable to the CBSE proposition. We will also cancel the Class X and XII exams and declare the assessment results at once. We will follow the exact pattern like CBSE as far as exams and assessment is concerned. Later we will decide whether to hold the Board exams or not”.

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Published on June 25, 2020
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