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June 23, 2020

The education ministry is likely to take key decisions on grading system of board exams on Monday, June 22. According to sources, the ministry will come out with uniform decision for the entire country and the decision will include all exams including board exams and entrance examinations.

In response to a plea filed by parent of some students, the Supreme Court sought CBSE’s response on matter pertaining to the remaining exams. It sought quashing of the notification for conducting remaining examinations of class 12. The Central Board of Secondary Examinations had asked for a short adjournment and the court posted the matter for further hearing on June 23.

An education ministry source said that a uniform grading system is being worked out that will consider marks scored by a student in internal assessment and will be announced soon. Several education boards, including CBSE, CISCE, and state boards conducted board examination for few papers before the coronavirus outbreak. Marks scored in such papers will also be considered during grading.

The source also added that the possibility of certain exams being postponed further cannot be ruled out. The decision will be implemented for the whole country irrespective of education boards. The grading system  of all the red and green zones in all states will also be taken into consideration.

CBSE, CISCE and several education boards had to postpone board exams for one or more papers keeping in mind students’ safety in wake on the covid-19 pandemic.

Also read: Should CBSE and CISCE board exams be held?

Source: NDTV

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