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Bombay HC asks Centre, state to clear stand on ICSE exams

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Keeping the safety of students in mind, the Bombay High Court asked the state to make it absolutely clear whether it would allow the CISCE to conduct its rescheduled board exams in July for class 10 and 12.

The HC also said that though the deadline for students in Maharashtra to choose one of the two options given by the CISCE was June 24, the interests of the students would be safeguarded regardless of the option they chose.

Also read: Children have right to quality education: Bombay high court

The court had directed the board to clarify on the marking or grading methodology they would adopt in the event of students opting out of the rescheduled exams in July. The council had said that either the students appear for the rescheduled exams or they would get marks for the board exams based on internal assessment or the pre-board exams conducted by the respective schools.

The bench then directed the union of India through additional Solicitor General Anil Singh to inform the bench as what decision was taken by the Ministry of Home after a writ petition filed before the Allahabad high court seeking cancellation of the pending CBSE and CISCE board exams was referred to the ministry.

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