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Board Exams for Class 10th and Class 12th stands canceled: CBSE

Lawstreet Journal 26 Jun 2020 5:13pm

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On Thursday 25 June 2020, the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) decided to cancel the Board examination of classes 10th and 12th due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it said, the exams for optional subjects of class 12th may be conducted after the COVID situation improves.

The announcement came while a three-judge bench of A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Sanjeev Khanna, JJ was hearing a plea, filed by the parents of students who were to appear for the said exams in July 2020. The petition highlighted various difficulties that will be faced if the exams are conducted. It referred to the data given by AIIMS, according to which the pandemic would be at its peak at the time during which exams are scheduled. In this light, it would be a huge risk to hold Board exams from 1 July 2020 even though the number of exam centers stands increased and the authorities have assured that proper safety will be maintained, the plea stated.

During the proceedings, SG Tushar Mehta told the bench that the CBSE, in an affidavit, has stated that the Board exams scheduled for 1 July 2020 stands canceled. He further explained that the CBSE has a scheme by which it will calculate the marks scored by the candidate in his/her last three examinations and thereafter the final result would be declared. "Marks for students, who opt for class 12th exams, will have that marks as final," he added.

He also cleared that class 10th Board exams, including the… Continue Reading...

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