The Supreme Court has dismissed the petitions challenging the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) to cancel board examinations.
A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari also rejected all challenges against the assessment policies formed by CBSE and ICSE for the marks of Class 12 students in view of cancellation of exams.
The court said that the decision of cancellation was taken by the boards and the government at the highest level keeping in mind the safety of students and other logistical factors.
“Board has taken a conscious decision at the highest level and taken on larger public interest. We are not going to sit in judgment over it,” the court said.
“We hold that there is no need to interfere with the scheme propounded by CBSE and ICSE. It takes into account concerns of all students,” the Court said.
As per CBSE’s evaluation criteria, the class 12 results will be decided on the basis of performance in class 10 (30 per cent weightage), class 11 (30 per cent weightage) and class 12 (40 per cent weightage).