Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams for classes 12th and 10th students have been cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic, the central government informed Supreme Court on Thursday. The pending examination for class 12th were scheduled to be conducted from 1st of July to 15th of July. Students associated with the CBSE board and their parents had appealed to the supreme court to cancel the pending examination.
In the wake of Covid – 19 crises and the nation wide lockdown, the Central Board of Secondary Education has to put the remaining Board examination of some of the subjects of class 12th students on hold. Last week, the court had directed the CBSE board to inform it’s decision about the conducting of pending board examination on 23th of June. However, the hearing was adjourned till 25th of June upon the request of the board officials.
The officials of the CBSE board had already hold a meeting with the Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and other academic experts regarding the cancellation of the remaining board examination.
Parents had already expressed concern that if exams are held during the pandemic it will be risky and can result in spike in the number of Coronavirus cases.
The students will be directly promoted to the next standard on the basis of internal assessment and the marks scored in the preboard Examination. According to new assessment policy the CBSE Board will follow a grading system. The alternative model that board has planned to propose will be based on using internal assessment scores, or the averages marks from already completed papers. The students will also be given a second chance to improve their scores, if they are not satisfied with the internal assessment at a later date.
However, the option will be available only for class 12 students that if they are not satisfied with their marks, they can opt for written examination once the situation normalizes.