Today, the Supreme Court (SC) heard a petition concerning the Class 12 board exams. The petition, filed by advocate Mamta Sharma, requests that the Class 12 board exams be canceled. The case was adjourned by the Supreme Court on May 28 until May 31. The hearing on the plea has now been rescheduled for June 3rd.
The government will make a final decision on whether to hold class 12 board exams in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic within the next two days, the Supreme Court was informed on Monday. Attorney General K K Venugopal informed a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari, which was hearing a plea seeking directions to cancel the CBSE and CISCE class 12 exams due to the current scenario.
By June 1, the CBSE is expected to make a final decision on Class 12 board exams. Meanwhile, the CICSE board has requested that its affiliated schools submit an average of marks earned by Class 12 students in Class 11 and this session. While the board has not stated whether the exercise indicates a possible cancellation of exams, schools have already begun working to meet the June 7 deadline.