In a major move, the Supreme Court asked CISCE Board to consider the option of reassessment for students who have failed in Class 9 and Class 11 for this year. The apex court has asked the ICSE Board to provide an alternative similar to the one offered by CBSE Board to provide a second chance to the students to clear their exams in the light of COVID-19 pandemic.
The reassessment option will help those students who have failed in the CISCE Class 9 and Class 11 Exams held earlier this year and didn’t manage to clear them.
The apex court issued notice to the CISCE Board asking them to adopt the reassessment policy similar to CBSE Board after hearing a plea filed by a minor before them. Reports indicate that a Class 9 student had approached the apex court seeking relief in the form of a plea through Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava.
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In the petition, the student had sought directions from the court to the ICSE Board to adopt CBSE’s reassessment option as not doing so would violate the right to equality as guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution and deprive students of the opportunity to clear the exam.