New Delhi: CBSE informed Supreme Court that board exam for remaining papers that were scheduled from July 1 stand cancelled. Solicitor General for CBSE told Supreme Court that Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have conveyed inability to conduct examinations.
CBSE told Supreme Court that the exams scheduled from July 1 to July 15 stand cancelled and the board will conduct exams when condition is conducive.
Supreme Court asked CBSE if it will give students the option to appear for the exams later or will declare result on the basis of internal assessment Marks.
CBSE replied that the option to appear for exams later will be given to class 12 students. Class 10 exams, which were to be held only for North-East Delhi students, are cancelled. The board told Supreme Court that it has come up with an evaluation scheme where class 12 students will be assessed on the basis of last three exams.
CBSE will hold class 12 exams as soon as the conditions are conducive for students who opt to appear for the exams.
Supreme Court also sought clarification on the new academic year and said that the new academic year can start only in September if board results are announced in August. CBSE said that students can apply for basic assessment and board results will be announced in mid-August.
The petitioner’s advocate told Supreme Court that Maharashtra, Delhi, and Odisha have conveyed their inability to conduct exams. They also informed the court that several entrance exams are also pending. The petitioner sought intervention for entrance exams as well. However, Supreme Court refused to deal with the issue at this stage.
The top court then heard the matter for remaining ICSE and ISC exams. CISCE has agreed to cancel class 10 and 12 exams but will not provide the option to take the exam later. CISCE will also follow internal assessment system to declare results.
Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by students’ parents seeking a stay on the board exam for remaining papers which were scheduled in July.