In the light of soaring COVID-19 cases, the Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE) will not conduct the Class X examination while students of class XII will be provided the option to appear for clearing the papers when the situation will turn favourable. Additionally, they can also opt for an internal assessment based on the last three exams. The class X and XII exams were earlier scheduled from July 1 to 15, 2020.
The centre is yet to release an official scheme, however, SC has pointed out that the scheme will articulate about:
* Assessment which will be the groundwork for admission into future courses
* Time-frame required to assess whether conditions are conducive
* The decision to hold such exam in future to be taken at the central level and should not be left to states
*Centre to file fresh affidavit clearing all the doubts raised by the Court within tomorrow after which the Court will hear the matter.
The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by parents whose children were supposed to sit for the CBSE board exams. On June 17, 2020, the Court had asked CBSE to ‘reconsider’ and cancel conducting the pending exams and allot marks on the basis of internal assessment.
Class XII students are to make a decision about appearing for the examinations in person or accepting the marks based on the previous three examinations.
The decision comes amidst the rise in cases and Delhi and Mumbai which have the largest number of CBSE students.