Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that board exams for classes 10 and 12 are cancel which was scheduled to be from 1 July 2020 to 15 July 2020.
Giving a major relief to students across the country, CBSE on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the board has decided to cancel the remaining class X and XII board examinations in view of the increasing number of COVID cases across the country.
‘Conducive time’ will be decided by the Centre
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who represents CBSE through MHRD, told the Supreme Court that at the moment, the examinations scheduled from July 1 to July 15 have been canceled and will be held at a conducive time for the students of class 12th. A ” conducive time” will be decided by the center.
Students of class 12th will either have the option to sit for the examination at a later date or they will accept the result based on their final three annual examinations. on the other hand Class X examinations have been permanently canceled and results will be declared on the basis of internal assessment. In addition, all the results of class X and XII will be declared by July 15, based on internal assessment.
ICSE told the Supreme Court that they were very much in agreement with the CBSE decision to cancel the board exams for students of class X and XII. In Maharashtra state on behalf of ICSE had earlier informed the Bombay High Court that they would be unable to conduct the exams for the students this year.
The ICSE has clarified to the SC that they will not provide any types of option to its student appearing for the examination at a later date and the results of all students of class X and XII will be declared for the ICSE Board basis of internal assessment marks.
The Center has agreed to issue a detailed notification to this effect tomorrow, the plan set by the board and the details of changes in the academic calendar for 2020-21.
A Draft copy of the Notice will be placed before the SC on Friday.