The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE sets up a panel to resolve students' issues pertaining to class 12 Private, Compartment exams. Board is eying to conduct Class 12 board exams in August-September this year since it has decided to allow students to appear for Improvement, Compartment & Private exams. The board has already cancelled its class 12 board exams for 2021 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
The decision from the CBSE board came at a time when student activists had filed pleas seeking cancellation of CBSE Private, Compartment exams. A section of students has filed petitions in Supreme Court demanding cancellation of Private, Compartment exams. Hearing the petitions Hon'ble Supreme Court on Monday sought answers from CBSE and other state boards reiterated to hold exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Apex court has adjourned the hearing on Tuesday.
The central board has cancelled the class 12 board exams 2021 to contain the rising cases of the COVID-19. It has submitted a detailed report on evaluation criteria for the Class 12 result preparation and that has been acknowledged by the Supreme Court.
According to a report published in NDTV, "CBSE Private, Compartment exams will be held in August-September for the students who opt for CBSE Class 12 Improvement/ Compartment/ Private exams". The board has also decided to set up a panel to resolve students' issues related to the exams.
Meanwhile, Exam Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj has told in a media report that the exams for such students will be held in the 2nd half of August if the situation is conducive. "Owing to prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country, it cannot be conclusively said, as to when exactly we will be able to have such conducive environment necessary for the conduct of physical mode examinations. Most importantly, when the dates for various entrance tests, like CLAT, NEET, etc., have already been notified, keeping the date of aforesaid board examinations in abeyance, would take away the equal rights of the Class XII Private/Patrachar/2nd chance Compartment candidates of the CBSE, to compete with other students, equally, at such national level entrance tests," CBSE Exam Controller Dr. Bhardwaj said.
"We are taking care of the safety and academic future of all our students. The interest of each and every student will be taken care of. As far as examination for Class 12 Compartment and Private Students is concerned, it is expected to be conducted in the second half of August if the situation is conducive. We will also see that how the interest of these students is protected," the Examination Controller added.