CBSE Board Exam Results By July 15; Top Court Approves Assessment Scheme
Supreme Court, today, approved the assessment scheme submitted by CBSE in the court about remaining board exams. The board will prepare result for pending subjects on the basis of exams that have already been conducted .
The Supreme Court today approved the CBSE's assessment scheme to give marks to students for the cancelled Class 12 board exams. The board will prepare results for pending subjects on the basis of exams that have already been conducted and internal assessment performance. The Class 12 exam results will be declared by July 15, the CBSE said.
Class 10 and Class 12 exams will not be held for remaining papers and the board may allow students to appear for the exam at a later date when the situation is conducive.
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by a group of parents who sought to cancel the remaining exams for Class 12 students in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, requesting that the results be announced based on internal assessment and assignments which has been done already as well as exams already conducted.
A similar relief was sought by the CISCE (Council of Indian School Certificate Examination) too.
The centre and the CBSE, represented in the court by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, said the assessment scheme will consider marks achieved by students in last three papers of board exams.
As per the assessment scheme, results of Class 10 and 12 students, who have completed all their exams, will be declared based on their performances in the exams. "For students who have appeared in the examinations in more than three subjects, the average of the marks obtained in the best three performing subjects will be awarded in the subjects whose examinations have not been conducted," CBSE Exam Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj said. "For students who have appeared in the examinations in only three subjects, the average of the marks obtained in the best two performing subjects will be awarded in the subjects whose examinations have not been conducted," he said. For students who have appeared for only one or two exams, the assessment will be based on practical work and class projects. Such students, who are mainly from Delhi, also have the option of taking the written exams at a later date.
The three-judge bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna today also turned down a suggestion to fix a deadline for students to decide whether they want to sit for the optional exams or not. The court observed that the CBSE can even decide in the future not to hold the optional exams for Class 12.
The CBSE also took note of the cancellation of a few exams in northeast Delhi because of the violence in the region earlier this year and has decided to take into account internal exams to assess performances.
"I am grateful to the honourable Supreme Court for accepting our proposal to not conduct CBSE exams for classes 10 and 12 between July 1-15 to ensure safety of students," Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted in Hindi.
Schools and colleges across the country have been closed and exams postponed since March when the government announced the nationwide lockdown to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.