New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will not conduct the class 10th examination while the students of Class 12th will be given an option of appearing in exams after conditions are conducive. The Class 12th students will get the option to appear in examinations or take assessment on the basis of their performance in past three exams.
SC had last week asked CBSE to consider scrapping the class 10 and Class 12 board exams in view of the growing cases of coronavirus infections in the country.
The court made this suggestion in response to a plea from a group of parents, who have asked for cancellation of the remaining board exams citing the Covid-19 pandemic.
In their plea, the parents said that conducting examinations across over 15,000 centres at this stage would unnecessarily expose children to the risk of contracting Covid-19. It also asked the board to allot marks to students for the remaining papers on the basis of their internal assessment and performance in practicals and examinations they took in March.
CBSE : SC points out that the scheme should clearly spell out the following
- Assessment will be the basis of admission into future courses
- Time frame to assess whether conditions are conducive
- The decision to hold such exam in future to be taken at the central level and not left to states
CBSE : Hearing over for the day, adjourned to tomorrow
Centre to file fresh affidavit by tomorrow. The Court will hear the matter tomorrow after Centre files a new affidavit clearing doubts raised by Court.
CBSE : SC says there needs to be clarity in notification
Supreme Court says there needs to be clarity in notification as the delay in conducting exams will clash with Admission process of universities.
CBSE : ICSE board cancels 10th, 12th exams for now
ICSE board also cancels 10th, 12th exams for now, says decision on holding 12th exam in future will be taken later
CBSE : Assessment based result for class 12th students to be declared by July 15
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta further informs that no student will miss on entrance exams. Results of assessment will be out by July 15.
CBSE : Government to release fresh notification on 12th board exam tomorrow
Those seeking option of not taking exam, there will be a scheme for assessment based on past three exams. This scheme will be notified latest by tomorrow.
CBSE : Conducive conditions may vary from state to state: SC to Centre
Court asks Centre: conducive conditions may vary from state to state. Centre must consider when they will revisit their decision, may be after a month, says Court.
CBSE : Key points
- Effectively the exams to be held from July 1-15 will not happen. For class X it is scrapped while for Class XII option of appearing in exam provided as and when conditions conducive.
- Those seeking option of not taking exam, there will be a scheme for assessment based on past three exams. This scheme will be notified latest by tomorrow.
CBSE : ICSE board agrees with scheme proposed by CBSE
ICSE board informs SC that in principle it is agreeable to the scheme proposed for CBSE.
CBSE : CBSE 12th Exam made optional
CBSE Class 12th students to get option to appear in exams or take assessment based on their performance in past three exams.
CBSE : CBSE 10 Board exam cancelled
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informs SC that there will be no further examination for class 10th board exams.
CBSE : Hearing begins
Supreme Court bench led by J AM Khanwilkar begins hearing plea seeking cancellation of the remaining CBSE exams due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CBSE : Who is representing whom
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta is appearing for the CBSE and Central Government. Senior advocate Jaideep Gupta is representing the ICSE Board. The main petitioners are being led by advocate Rishi Malhotra.
CBSE : Who had filed the plea in SC
Four parents led by Col (Retd) Amit Bathla had first approached SC. Court had issued notice and sought response of CBSE. On June 23 CBSE had informed SC that the decision with regard to cancelling Board exams is at an advanced stage.
CBSE : SC hearing to begin at 2 pm
SC set to hear petitions seeking cancellation of Class X and XII Board exams conducted by CBSE and ICSE. Hearing to begin at 2pm. The hearing to be held by a 3-judge bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Sanjiv Khanna.
CBSE : Delhi Education Minister asks HRD Minister to cancel CBSE exams
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on June 17 wrote to HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal requesting him to cancel the remaining CBSE board exams for Class 10 and 12 due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital.
CBSE : ICSE board to abide by CBSE decision on pending exams
The ICSE Board on Tuesday informed SC that they too will abide by whatever decision CBSE takes regarding the pending board exams. The Supreme Court had on June 17 asked the CBSE to consider cancelling the pending class 10th and 12th board examinations and allot marks to the students based on internal assessment.
CBSE : Parents wants remaining exams to be scrapped
A group of parents, whose wards are appearing in the CBSE Board exams, had moved Supreme Court on June 10 seeking to quash the May 18 decision of the CBSE to hold the remaining examinations for Class 10 and 12 from July 1 to July 15.
CBSE : CBSE to inform SC on its decision on pending board exams
CBSE will inform the Supreme Court about its decision on pending board exams, in response to a plea filed by a group of parents seeking to scrap the remaining board exams and demanding the board to allot marks to students for the remaining papers on the basis of their internal assessment and performance in practicals and examinations they took in March.