With parents filing the petition in the Supreme Court in regards to the cancellation of the pending board exams the decision has finally come. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court (SC) about the cancellation of the pending board examination for class 10 and 12.
The exams were scheduled for July 1st to July 15th with the class 10th boards to be conducted only in North -East Delhi. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the court who was hearing the petition filed by the parents. As the number of COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in the country the parents were against the conduct of exams ever since the dates were announced in May.
However, Class 12th students would be given an option whether to take the exams or not. This is similar to the move by ICSE which made both the class 10th and 12th board examinations optional for students. CBSE Class 12 examinations could be conducted for students who opt for it “as soon as conditions will be conducive”, said the solicitor general.
Meanwhile, it has also been informed by the solicitor general that ICSE board also to cancel class 10 and 12 board exams. However, ICSE would now not offer the option to write an exam later to the students. Those class 12th students who would opt to not give the exam their performance will be evaluated based on their performance in the last 3 school exams.