In a major move, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea demanding cancellation of CBSE Board Compartmental Exam 2020. The CBSE Board plans to hold the Compartmental exams for both 10th and 12th Class students in September 2020.
The petition demanding cancellation of CBSE 10th and 12th Compartmental Exam 2020 had been filed by a group of students 809 students from across India in the light of COVID-19 epidemic.
A three judge bench of the apex court comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Sanjiv Khanna took up the case for hearing today. The petition also asks that in case the court decides to not order cancellation of exams, it should direct the board to announce the dates for the CBSE Board Compartment Exams 2020 now.
Apart from the petition filed in the Supreme Court, the All India Students Association (AISA) has also written a formal letter addressed to the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and the Chief Ministers of the states, highlighting the worries of the students to appear for the examinations amidst the pandemic. According to reports, the letter states that over 2.2 lakh students ate in the compartment category by 1 to 7 marks and the students have demanded a cancellation of the examinations.