The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today told the Supreme Court it will set up a panel to deal with "disputes on (the) computation of results" for Class 12 students. The top court had asked the Board on the clarifications last week and it responded today.
Online facility will be available for registration for optional exams for those not satisfied with the assessment policy.
"Examination will be conducted by the board only in the main subjects as and when conditions are conducive for holding the examinations. However, the marks obtained by a candidate in this examination will be treated as final for those who opt to take this examination," the CBSE said in its affidavit filed in the top court.
The affidavit filed by Sanyam Bhardwaj, controller of examinations in CBSE said, "Optional exams may be held when the situation is conducive, tentatively between August 15, 2021 and September 15, 2021."
The CBSE said that the examinations for private or second chance compartment candidates shall be conducted in a manner that they will fall within the assessment policy for the academic year 2019-2020, as approved by the top court last year. These results shall be declared in accordance with the mentioned assessment policy.
"Their examinations shall also be conducted anytime between August 15, 2021 to September 15, 2021, subject to conducive situation," the affidavit said.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court asked the CBSE and ICSE to respond by tomorrow to the concerns raised by some students and parents on the schemes of both the boards formulated to evaluate Class 12 students, whose examination was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A special bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said that it will hear the response of counsels for CBSE and ICSE on Tuesday on the concerns raised by interveners.
The bench also directed registry to list all pending petitions in the matter on Tuesday in which they have challenged the decision of CBSE to cancel class 12 examination and raised concerns on the evaluation schemes of both the boards.
Similarly, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has also filed an affidavit in the top court saying that it has complied with the direction and amended its assessment scheme for Class 12 students.
It said that the CISCE will endeavour to publish the results as expeditiously as possible, subject to the situation remaining conducive and stable, the results will be published on or before July 31, 2021.