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CBSE Board 2020 Class 10 exams cancelled; Class 12 students will have option: CBSE tells Supreme Court

CBSE Board Exam: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE Board) has cancelled pending Class 10, Class 12 Board Exam 2020, the board informed Supreme Court on Thursday.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 25, 2020 15:38 IST
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CBSE Board Exam 2020: Final decision on cancellation of CBSE Board Class 10 exam, CBSE Board Class 12 exams today

CBSE Board Exam: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE Board) has today informed Supreme Court that CBSE Board pending Class 10, Class 12 Board Exam 2020 stands cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in the country. CBSE informed Supreme Court on Thursday that Class 10 remaining exams that were rescheduled from July 1-15 stand cancelled. Lakhs of students, who had appeared for the CBSE Board Exam 2020 were waiting for the CBSE Board's word on the pending CBSE Board exams. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus and the nationwide lockdown, the CBSE had to put on hold exams of some subjects. In the wake of the rising number of coronavirus cases, students associated with the CBSE Board and their parents had appealed to the Supreme Court to cancel the pending CBSE Board Class 10 and CBSE Board Class 12 exams.

CBSE Board Exam 2020: LIVE Updates

  • The Supreme Court will pass its order on the matter tomorrow at 10.30 am
  • CBSE Board Class 12 Students who opt-out of exam: 

    Those who opt-out of the exams that might be held in the future, will be assessed according to the exams they took in the past.

  • Marks for students who opt for Class 12 exams will have that marks as final," SG Tushar Mehta told the court.
  • Taking a cue from the CBSE, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) also said that it would cancel this year's Board exams.
  • CBSE has cancelled Class 10 Board Exams and there won't be any more exams, SG Tushar Mehta informed Supreme Court.
  • CBSE Board informed Supreme Court that Class 10 exams have been cancelled while Class 12 students will have an option.
  • Solicitor General Tushar Mehta is appearing for the CBSE and Central Government. Senior advocate Jaideep Gupta representing the ICSE Board said, "We will also cancel the Class 10 and Class 12 exams. We will declare the assessment results at once. Later, we may hold the board exams."
  • SG Tushar Mehta to submit response from HRD Ministry and CBSE on whether exams be conducted or not
  • Supreme Court bench led by Justice AM Khanwilkar begins hearing plea seeking cancellation of CBSE exams due to COVID-19

CBSE Board Exam 2020: Assessment Policy 

In case the pending CBSE Board Class 10 and CBSE Board Class 12 exams are cancelled, the CBSE Board is very likely to propose an alternative assessment policy before the Supreme Court. 

According to the new assessment policy, the CBSE Board will be following a grading system. Students who had appeared for the CBSE Board Class 10, CBSE Board Class 12 Exams will be assessed according to the marks obtained by them in the CBSE pre-board exams. 

An official confirmation on the same is, however, awaited. 

Various media reports have suggested that the alternative grading model that board plans to propose will be based on using internal assessment scores. It may also be based on the marks obtained in the already conducted exams. 

Other exams likely to be postponed

With the rise in coronavirus cases across the country, final year exams with other universities are also likely to be cancelled. A final decision on exams with university and educational institutes is yet awaited.

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