CBSE Board Exam 2020 – HRD Ministry, CBSE to inform Supreme Court of its Decision at 2.00pm. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE Board) is set to give its final decision on the cancellation of the pending CBSE Board Exam 2020, today. Sources close to the CBSE Board have said the final decision regarding the cancellation of the CBSE Board Class 10 and CBSE Board Class 12 exams will be given to the Supreme Court for hearing.
Lakhs of students, who had appeared for the CBSE Board Exam 2020, are 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.
Cancellation of Exams:
CBSE Board has said the officials are very likely to cancel the pending CBSE Board Class 10 exams for students from North East Delhi. In this case, the students will be directly promoted to the next class, on the basis of internal assessment or on the basis of marks scored in the pre-board exams.
Alternative Assessment Policy:
CBSE is likely to propose an alternative assessment policy based on internal marks or scores before the court. While the was expected from the students and parents about a formal declaration about the same being made by the HRD Minister or CBSE Chairman yesterday i.e. on 22nd June, but the wait was futile. In case the pending CBSE Board Class 10 and CBSE Board Class 12 exams are canceled, 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.
CBSE Board Class 12 exams hold a lot more importance on pan-India level and thus, the CBSE Board is very likely to postpone the CBSE Board Class 12 exams, and not cancel it. CBSE Board Class 12 exams are relevant for seeking admissions for higher studies post school. In such a situation, the CBSE Board may announce holding the CBSE Board Class 12 exams online, to help students maintain and follow social distancing norms.