CBSE cancels Class 10 and 12 exams this year

In a recent development, solicitor General Tushar Mehta informs Supreme Court. More than 3 million students were expected to give examinations this year.

CBSE cancels Class 10 and 12 exams this year

Due to the coronavirus outbreak in India, the country has been observing a lockdown since March 2020, because of which several examinations and educational schedules have changed. In a recent decision from the Supreme Court,  the solicitor general has informed that the pending Class 10 and Class 12 CBSE exams have been cancelled.

These examinations were scheduled between July 1 and 15, 2020, and a decision was taken on Thursday, June 25, 2020 with regards to the same. Central Board of secondary education (CBSE) has requested the Supreme Court regarding the same.

As per schedule, the examinations was earlier planned in March 2020 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Officials from the board along with the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry had decided to reschedule the examinations in July 2020. However, as per the new decision, these are currently cancelled. 

Based on the recent decision the board has informed that the students will be given marks based on previous examinations and internal assessments. The board has informed Class 12 students will be assessed based on the last three examinations and will also have an option to opt-out for exams which will be scheduled later. However, for now, students will be promoted to the next grade, based on internal assessments and marks scored in the previous examinations.

Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, several parents and teachers had reached out to the board requesting for cancellation of examinations. The board was also considering online examinations and a confirmation for the same was expected. 

Besides this, the JEE mains and NEET  2020 which was also scheduled to be held this year will also be rescheduled for a later date. However, no official confirmation regarding the same has been received. 

Reports state that more than 3 million standard 10 and 12 students across India were expected to give examinations this year.

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