CBSE Private & State Board Exams: SC Adjourns Hearing for Tomorrow, Private & AP State Exams Discussed

The Supreme Court today after hearing the matter concerning CBSE Private, Compartment exams, and state board exams decides to adjourn the hearing for tomorrow. The Supreme Court bench was hearing the petitions filed by the student activists raised concerns regarding the conduct of physical exams by state boards.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jun 21, 2021 12:24 IST
CBSE Private & State Board Exams: SC Adjourns Hearing for Tomorrow, Private & AP State Exams Discussed
CBSE Private & State Board Exams issue discussed in Supreme Court, Photo: Representative

The Supreme Court on Monday, June 21 after hearing the petitions filed against CBSE Private, Compartment and state board exams 2021, has adjourned the hearing for Tuesday.  According to the sources familiar with the development, the Supreme Court will again hear plea seeking cancellation of state board exams tomorrow.

Supreme Court during the hearing on the CBSE evaluation scheme, state boards’ cancellation plea, and compartment exam plea said, “Students need ray of hope, not uncertainty”. Later, it adjourned the pleas for tomorrow, June 22.

Issues concerning the non-cancellation of class 12 board exams by Andhra Pradesh, CBSE Private exams, Kerala 10th, 11th issues were discussed in the Supreme Court today. Kerala govt on the other hand sought one week time but denied by Supreme Court. "All will have to appear tomorrow", told Supreme Court adjourning the pleas for June 22.

On Monday, at 11 am Supreme Court started hearing a plea seeking cancellation of offline examinations for various state board students. The plea filed by advocate Anubha Sahai also includes students, who have registered to appear for compartment exams, repeaters, and NIOS.

The pleas have been filed in Supreme Court seekomg directions to the state boards, which are yet to cancel the exams. It also asked the CBSE board to cancel the private and compartment exams and evaluate students based on an alternative mode of assessment, which has been adopted for the regular students of the board.

Andhra Pradesh is the only state that has not yet canceled the class 10 and 12 board exams for 2021. The state Education Minister recently said that the board is seeking options to conduct Exams in July 2021, if the conditions remain feasible.

CBSE earlier canceled the board exams for both class 12 students and had released the assessment criteria for the evaluation of the marks of the 12th students. In the last hearing, the Supreme Court had approved the assessment schemes of both the boards. It adjourned the hearing when state boards failed to bring conclusive criteria or evaluation schemes for class 12 students. 

CBSE has adopted the 30:30:40 formula for Class 12 students based on results obtained by the students in classes 10, 11 and 12. Board has said it will release the Class 12th results by July 31.

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