Sounding off the final decision of the CBSE on holding the pending board examinations of Class 10 and Class 12, the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing CBSE confirmed to the Supreme Court that Class 10 pending board examinations have been cancelled. Class 10 board examinations foor students of North - East Delhi have also been cancelled.
Students of Class 12 who were supposed to appear for the pending Board examinations, between July 1 and July 15 have been informed that the examination has been deferred to a later date. Taking into consideration the inability of Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu to conduct these examinations, the pending examinations of Class 12 have been deferred to a later date.
Clarifying on the matter, Tushar Mehta said that the students will be assessed on the basis of their internal assessment marks. The CBSE, will, however, give the students and option to appear for the examinations when they are held at a later date, as the COVID situation eases. CBSE informed that Class 12 examinations will be postponed AND not cancelled. Class 12 results hold a lot of relevance when it comes to seeking admission in higher studies both in India and abroad.
CLASS 12 students: CBSE told the apex court that they have come up with a evaluation scheme for Class 12 students, where their performance will be assessed on the basis of an internal assessment system. As per the grading system, students will be assessed on the basis of their last three exams.
CLASS 10 students: CBSE told the apex court that students will be directly promoted to the next class on the basis of their internal assessment OR on the basis of their Pre-Board exams.
An official confirmation is however awaited.
ICSE and ISC exams
CISCE has confirmed that the Class 10 and Class 12 Board examinations have been cancelled. THERE WILL BE NO PROVISION to appear for the exams later. CISCE will also follow the system of internal assessment to declare the results.