The Supreme Court of India asked CBSE to consider scrapping of remaining papers of class 10th and 12th board exams and to allot marks on the basis of internal assessment.
A 3-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar directed CBSE to take instructions and inform by June 23, Tuesday. The Court was hearing a petition by a parent Amit Bathla seeking scrapping of exams in the present situation. CBSE has planned to conduct the examinations for remaining papers between July 1 and July 15.
Next week there will be hearing of the plea filed by parents in SC for the scrapping of pending papers of CBSE board exams 2020.
The Supreme Court told CBSE to analyze all the situations and check whether pending papers of CBSE board exams 2020 can be scrapped and marks can be given based on internal assessment.
CBSE should declare the results on the basis of the exam already conducted and to calculate it on an average basis with internal assessment marks of the remaining subjects.
Raising concern over the safety of lakhs of students, the plea said that they might be exposed to COVID-19 infection if they have to appear in the examinations as the number of coronavirus cases are on a constant increase.