CBSE cancels 10, 12 board exams scheduled for July 1-15, Centre tells SC


GUWAHATI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to cancel the exams of 10th and 12th classes in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

CBSE on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will not conduct the class 10th examination while the students of Class 12th will be given an option of appearing in exams after conditions are conducive. The Class 12 students will get the option to appear in examinations or take assessment on the basis of their performance in past three exams.

SC had last week asked CBSE to consider scrapping the class 10 and Class 12 board exams in view of the growing cases of coronavirus infections in the country.

The court made this suggestion in response to a plea from a group of parents, who have asked for cancellation of the remaining board exams citing the Covid-19 pandemic.

In their plea, the parents said that conducting examinations across over 15,000 centres at this stage would unnecessarily expose children to the risk of contracting Covid-19. It also asked the board to allot marks to students for the remaining papers on the basis of their internal assessment and performance in practicals and examinations they took in March.