NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday approved the proposal of CBSE and ICSE to cancel the remaining board examinations for class X and XII which was scheduled from July 1. The apex court gave them a go-ahead to declare the results by July 15 by alloting marks to students on the basis of their assessment scheme.
A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar expressed satisfaction over the scheme framed by the boards and permitted them to issue a notification for the cancellation of the examinations.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for CBSE, told SC that the board's decision is pro students and that they should not be forced to opt for the examination within a stipulated period of time after declaring the results as contended by a group of parents. He said that students should be allowed to take a call on appearing for the test whenever the board decides to conduct exams.
The ICSE board told the apex court that it agreed with the scheme framed by CBSE but they would also give option to both class X and XII students to take the test if it is conducted in future.
Both CBSE and ICSE told SC that the results of the class X and XII board exams can be declared by mid of July.
The top court was hearing pleas seeking relief, including scrapping of remaining exams of Class 12 scheduled from July 1-15, in view of increasing number of Covid-19 cases.
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