The Supreme Court of India has asked the Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) to consider scrapping the remaining 10th and 12th board exams and allot marks to students on the basis of internal assessment.
The 3-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar asked CBSE to take instructions and inform by Tuesday. The Supreme Court was hearing the petition of parents seeking to scarp the examinations in the prevailing conditions.
CBSE had earlier planned to conduct the examinations for remaining papers between July 1 and July 15.
The plea filed by the parents had asked CBSE to make an assessment of marks based on the exams that had already been conducted and declare results after calculating it on an average basis with internal assessment marks of the remaining subjects.
The plea said that conducting examinations in the prevailing situation poses a risk of students being infected with the coronavirus.
As per HT, the plea had also alleged that considering the gravity of COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSE has cancelled the examinations of Class X and XII for its around 250 schools which are situated abroad and has adopted the criteria of awarding marks on the basis of either practical exams conducted or the internal assessment marks.