Students who have appeared for more than three subjects in their Class 10 and 12 board examinations will be marked for pending papers on the basis of an average, which will be calculated by combining marks scored in top three subjects for which examinations have already been held, the Central Board of Secondary Education has informed the Supreme Court in an affidavit.
For students who have written only three board papers in total, marks for exams that have not been conducted will be based on the average, which will be calculated by taking into account marks from two best performing subjects, for which board examinations have been held.
Students who have written only one or two board examination papers so far, will be evaluated on the basis of marks scored in the exams combined with internal assessment. These students will also be allowed to appear in the optional examinations conducted by CBSE to improve their performance, if they desire to do so. Result of these students will also be declared along with other students.
CBSE Has Cancelled Pending Exams
On Thursday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had told the apex court that that pending CBSE Class 10 and 12 board examinations, that were scheduled from 1 to 15 July, have been cancelled.
In a hearing before the Supreme Cout on Thursday, 26 June, SG Mehta had said the Class 10 students would not have to write pending exams and would be graded on the basis of the marks scored in the past three exams.
However, Class 12 students can choose not to write pending exams and be marked for those exams on the basis of the last three exams or write pen and paper exams, which will be conducted by the board when the situation is conducive.
Mehta also added that admissions can take place on the basis of assessment and that results for the same would declared by 15 July.
Who Will Take a Call on Conducting Exams?
However, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna asked SG Mehta “You have mentioned exams will be conducted when situation is conducive. But this can vary from state to state. Will this decision be taken by Centre or the state?"
To this, Mehta replied saying that a decision on this will be taken at the central and not at the state level.
Finally, the bench directed SG Mehta to “file a fresh notification too and clear instructions that a final decision of a later exam will be taken at the central level and not at state level.”
Similarly, ICSE, too, said that it would largely follow CBSE’s methodology and mark students on the basis of internal assessment. ICSE also said that it may conduct exams at a later stage.
The hearing will begin at 10:30 on Friday.
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