CBSE cancels Class 10 exams, class 12 made optional

CBSE cancels Class 10 exams

In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not conduct the class 10th exam while Class 12th will be given an option of appearing in exams after conditions are conducive. The CBSE informed the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The Class 12 students will get option to appear in exams or take assessment based on past three exams. The assessment results will be out by July 15, the Solicitor General told the court.

CBSE told the SC about its decision on conducting the pending board exams that was scheduled to be held from July 1 to 15.

The apex court said that there needs to be clarity in notification as the delay in conducting exams will clash with admission process of universities.

Also read: SC asks CBSE to consider cancelling pending class 10 and 12 exams

The top court was hearing a plea filed by some parents whose children were to appear in the CBSE board exams. The top court had on June 17 asked the CBSE to consider cancelling the pending class 10th and 12th board examinations and allot marks on the basis of internal assessment.

Earlier, on Tuesday, CBSE had told SC that the deliberations for cancelling remaining Class 10 and 12 board exams are at an advanced stage and a final decision in this regard is likely to be finalised by Wednesday after which the bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Sanjiv Khanna said they will wait for CBSE’s decision and deferred the next hearing to Thursday.

The CBSE board exam was postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown. However, on May 18, the ministry of human resource development released a revised time table for the pending board exams.