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SC tells CBSE to consider scrapping remaining board exams

June 18, 2020

The Supreme Court of India told CBSE to consider scrapping of remaining board exams of class 10th and 12th and allot marks on the basis of internal assessment. A 3-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar asked CBSE to take instructions and inform by Tuesday.

The Court after hearing a petition by a parent Amit Bathla who has been seeking scrapping of exams due to the ongoing situation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier, the CBSE‚ÄČstated that it will conduct examinations for remaining papers between July 1 and July 15.

A plea was filed by some parents of students who are appearing for class 12 examination. The plea sought a direction to the CBSE to declare the results on the basis of exam already conducted and calculate it on an average basis with internal assessment marks of the remaining subjects.

The issue has been raised due to safety concerns of the students as they might be exposed to COVID-19 infection if they have to appear for the examinations. The plea further alleged that CBSE had cancelled examinations of Class 10 and 12 for its 250 schools situated abroad. For these school, the board has adopted the criteria of awarding marks on the basis of either practical exams or internal assessment marks.

Source: Hindustan Times

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