CBSE to inform Supreme Court its decision on pending board exams tomorrow; check here
NEW DELHI: As per the officials, The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to inform its decision on pending CBSE Board exams 2020 on Tuesday to the Supreme Court. CBSE Board pending exams 2020 which were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic are scheduled to be held from July 1 to 15, 2020. After a plea by parents of Class 10 and 12 students, the board told the court that it will "very shortly" take a decision about the same.
The parents demanded that the students be awarded marks based on an internal assessment or in line with marks allotted for practical exams. The HRD Ministry received a similar request from the Maharashtra, Delhi and Odisha governments.
A senior CBSE Official said, "The decision will be informed to the court on Tuesday and an official notification will accordingly be issued as per directions of the top court." The parents have said in the plea that students could be exposed to COVID-19 infection if they appear for CBSE board exams 2020 amid an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. They have cited that the CBSE has cancelled the Class 10 and 12 CBSE board exams 2020 for its around 250 schools situated abroad and the board has decided to award marks on the basis of either practical exams or an internal assessment because of the pandemic. CBSE had released the revised dates of CBSE board exams 2020 to ensure that they are completed before competitive examinations.
While the engineering entrance exam JEE-Mains is scheduled from July 18-23, medical entrance exam NEET is to be held on July 26.
The official said, "A decision about the two exams will also be taken in accordance with the decision on board exams". ICSE board has already declared that class 10 and 12 students can choose to not appear for pending board exams and be marked as per their performance in pre-board exams or internal assessment. The board had submitted the proposal before the Bombay High Court last week in response to a petition filed by a parent seeking directions to the authorities to cancel exams in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases.
Universities and schools across the country have been shut since March 16, when the Centre announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as part of measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
A nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, which came into effect the next day. While the government has eased several restrictions, schools and colleges continue to remain closed.