Notification About CBSE Board Exam
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Central Board of Secondary Education to issue a notification to cancel the remaining board exams of Std 10 and 12 scheduled for July.
The CBSE said it has changed the notification regarding the assessment scheme for the exams which were canceled in July. The lower court noted that the order agrees with the CBSE plan of assessment.
The Indian Board of Secondary Education (ICSE), which “agreed in principle” with the decision to cancel the pending examinations, said its assessment plan would be slightly different from the CBSE version and would be notified on its website within a week.
Both CBSE and ICSE told the apex court that the board’s result could be declared by mid-July.
A three-judge bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjeev Khanna heard the case on Tuesday.
The bench was hearing an application seeking cancellation of this year’s CBSE examination, which was scheduled to be held in July.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was present from the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and CBSE, told the court that the decision-making process was at an advanced stage. He said, “The formal decision will be finalized by tomorrow evening. We understand the concerns of the students. We can inform the court after tomorrow.”
Accepting the submission, the court adjourned the hearing till June 25.
CBSE Assessment Scheme
According to the CBSE assessment scheme, students who have completed all their examinations will be assessed on the basis of their performance in the examination.
For those who have taken the exam in three or more subjects, the average marks obtained in the best three subjects will be given to the subjects in which the examination has not been taken.
The bench also noted that there was an issue with the Indian Secondary Education (ICSE) examination and asked SG Mehta if he could answer the question. In reply, Mehta said, “I am only for the Center. If I am given this application, I can reply.
Jaideep Gupta, a senior advocate appearing for ICSE, said the board was awaiting an order in the CBSE case. He said an application relating to the ICSE examination was pending before the Bombay High Court, which was awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court in the matter.
Gupta then suggested that the ICSE case also be heard tomorrow. “But will you abide by the decision taken by the Center or the CBSE,” the bench said at this stage.
For students who have written only one or two subjects, based on their internal, practical or project evaluation, they will be declared for the subjects for which they have not written the examination.
Students will have the option of taking a written test if they want to do so. The exams will be held when the environment is conducive, the central government said on Thursday.
Standard 10 students will not get a chance to appear for the revision examination and their marks declared by the board will be considered final.
The Center and the Central Board of Secondary Education on Thursday told the apex court that the remaining Std 10 and 12 examinations scheduled for July 1 to 15 have been canceled due to concerns over the safety of students amid the epidemic.
The Center has not yet decided whether the NEET and JEE will be held in July as scheduled. JEE-Main will be held between 18th and 23rd July and is Nit’s graduation entrance exam