By Trishna Das, Updated : Jun 25, 2020 17:14 IST
CBSE, ICSE Remaining Exams Cancelled: Centre Briefs Supreme Court

CBSE, ICSE Remaining Exams Cancelled: Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has told Supreme Court that it has cancelled all the remaining papers that were scheduled from July 1. According to reports, the CBSE Class 10th and 12th exams that were supposed to be held from July 1 at various schools across the country have been cancelled. CBSE has also announced that the grades will be given on the basis of students' last three tests or they will be given a chance to appear for exams when the situation is conducive, as per the statement issued by the board.

State Boards of Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Odisha have already informed the Centre that they won't be conducting the remaining Board examinations due to the increase of coronavirus cases. Supreme Court has asked CBSE to give clarity on exams conducted by the state Boards and it has sought the details regarding results declaration, internal assessment and conducting of the exams later for those who opt-in. 

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According to reports in a leading website, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who represented CBSE in the court, informed the Apex Court that option would be given to students of Class 12th to appear for exams in the near future. He said that the tests will be conducted by the Board when conditions are conducive. The board also informed SC that it has come up with an alternative methodology for evaluation where students of Class 12th will be assessed on the basis of their last three examinations.

CBSE further said that the Class 10 exams which were affected due to the riots in Delhi in February this year have been cancelled. Moreover, CISCE or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations has also cancelled all remaining 10th and 12th examinations. Students will be granted marks on the basis of internal assessments.

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CBSE said that students can apply for their evaluation on the basis of internal assessment and after that only the Board will announce the results in August.  The academic year for the 2020-21 session is all set to be shifted, as told by CBSE.