The Central Board of secondary education cancels class 10 and 12 remaining subjects exams that were to be held from July 1
Central Board of Secondary education informed the Supreme court that the board has decided to cancel the examination of the remaining subject of Class 10 and 12. The examinations were postponed to avoid the spread of the ongoing Coronavirus. CBSE said that students will be graded on the basis of their last three tests or will be provided an option to appear for the exams of remaining subjects when the situation is conducive.
The further board said Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha have conveyed their inability to conduct examinations in the coronavirus crisis. However, the board was asked for the dates of declaration the results of the internal assessment and conduct the exams later for those who opt-in.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the CBSE, said to the court that the opt-in option would be only applicable for the class 12 students to appear for exams later. He further added that the board has introduced an evaluation scheme where Class 12 students will be assessed on the basis of their last three exams. The option that will allow students to give the examination later, will be held when the situation eases.
However, the board said that class 10 students’ examinations that were postponed are now canceled. 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.
The board further asked for the clarification on the new academic year, the Supreme Court said that it can start in September only if board results are announced in August.
When asked 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. To stay updated on the CBSE examinations news subscribe to our newsletter from here