NEW DELHI: There is a likelihood of CBSE cancelling the pending board examinations, scheduled to be held from July 1, in view of the rising number of Covid-19 infections across India.
CBSE is deliberating on options, including granting of marks based on the average score of papers in which the candidate has already appeared; making it optional for students to appear in the exams and evaluating them on the basis of internal assessment; or rescheduling the papers for September-October.
It is likely to finalise the plan by Monday after consultations with the ministry of human resource development. There has been growing pressure from parents and state governments like
and New Delhi on CBSE to cancel the exams. Hearing a petition from some parents, the SC had on Wednesday asked the board to consider the prevailing
situation and decide by next week on whether the papers could be scrapped.
Ahead of the SC hearing, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had held a meeting with Anita Karwal, secretary, school education,
, chairperson, CBSE and Vineet Joshi,
, National Testing Agency on Tuesday. However, the meeting remained inconclusive.
According to an HRD official, “No decision has been reached so far. However, CBSE will be ready with the proposals by June 23. The general opinion within the board, is that it doesn’t make much of a sense of delaying the exams till September-October.”