CBSE 10th, 12th compartment exams – SC issues notice to board on students’ plea seeking cancellation of exams. Supreme Court directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to file an affidavit on students’ plea seeking cancellation of Compartment exams scheduled in last week of September. The CBSE has also been asked to explain how it intends to hold exam amid COVID-19.
- The Supreme Court issued notice to CBSE on petitions filed by Class 10 and 12 students, who are seeking cancellation of compartment exams to be conducted for those who failed or are seeking improvement in subjects they appeared.
- A three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar issued the notice on the petitions filed by students led by Anika Samvedi. The Court directed CBSE to file it’s response by September 7 and posted the case for hearing on September 10. Close to 1.5 lakh students in Class 10 and around 87000 students in Class 12 are supposed to appear in the exams. The petitioners had filed a representation before CBSE to cancel the exams but it was rejected on August 6. The petitions were filed against this decision of August 6
- “CBSE vide affidavit dated 25.6.2020 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has stated that candidates whose result has been declared based on the assessment scheme in the examinations scheduled from 1st July 2020 to 15th July 2020 will be allowed to appear in the optional examinations to improve their performance if they wish so. However, the marks obtained by a candidate in these optional examinations will be treated as final for those who have opted to take these examinations.”
- CBSE intends to have 1278 exam centres instead of 575 last year. The CBSE will also make arrangements to seat only 12 students in a single classroom. The Court directed CBSE to put this on affidavit before the next date of hearing.