Optional Class 12 board exams from August 15 to September 15: CBSE to SC

Optional Class 12 board exams from August 15 to September 15: CBSE to SC

New Delhi: CBSE on Monday told the Supreme Court that the optional Class 12 board exams for students who are not satisfied with their evaluation will be held any time between August 15 and September 15, provided the situation is favourable.

In an affidavit filed in the top court, the board said based on its evaluation policy, the result would be declared by the end of July, after which it would provide online facility to register for the elective examination for those students who have not. Satisfied with their results. However, it said that the examination will be conducted in core subjects only and “the marks obtained by a candidate in this examination shall be considered final”.

It states that the policy of tabulation of marks of class 12 board examination has been made by CBSE to ensure standardization of marks, as the marks for class 11 and class 12 will be awarded at the school level and hence, they are not comparable across all schools. Will be


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‚ÄúTherefore, to ensure standardisation, each school will have to internally moderate the scores taking into account school level variations using a reliable reference standard. This is necessary in the interest of fairness and to ensure That the allotted marks are comparable and there is no adverse effect or undue advantage to any student,” the affidavit stated.

As some parents opposed the cancellation of the board exam and requested that it be conducted in view of the Covid-19 pandemic being under control, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said that it will take up their plea. But will also hear. The bench said it had in-principle approved the decision of CBSE and ICSE to cancel the exams, but would also hear the contrary views and pass a final order.

As several other petitions have also been filed in the SC seeking quashing of examinations conducted by state boards, the bench asked all states to clarify their stand on Tuesday when it will take up the matter for final hearing. It said the issue needs to be decided within a week to end the uncertainty.

Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the petitioner, told the bench that there is no uniformity in the evaluation policy of CBSE and ICSE and the court should intervene to ensure that not all boards want to conduct exams.

Assuring that the court will examine all the issues, including the petition for uniform evaluation policy, the bench directed that all the petitions filed in the apex court in the board examination be listed on June 22 and that all petitioners before passing a single pass. Will listen to ideas. last order. CBSE said that disputes regarding calculation of results would be referred to a committee constituted by it.


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