In the view of Coronavirus epidemic across the country, Supreme Court of India has directed CBSE Board to consider cancellation of pending board exams for 10th and 12th Class students. The apex court has asked the board to use internal assessment as marking scheme to promote students.
CBSE Board is expected to file its report before the top court by 23rd June 2020. The apex court passed the directions to CBSE Board while hearing a petition filed by a parent challenging the board’s decision to hold the pending exams amid the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, CBSE in consultation with HRD Ministry informed students and parents that the pending CBSE Board Exams 2020 will be held from 1st to 15th July 2020.
A 3-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar has directed CBSE Board to file its reply in response to the petition filed by parents’ citing the safety of the students. The plea filed by parents asks CBSE to declare CBSE 10th and 12th Results 2020 on the basis of internal assessment and let students continue their academic activities, including seeking admission to higher education classes further.
Union HRD Minster Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank held a review meeting with CBSE Board as well as the National Testing Agency (NTA) which conducts several important national-level entrance exams. Now, following SC’s direction to CBSE Board, the ministry and board officials are likely to convene again this week to take a final decision about holding of the pending exams.