Students who had board exams this year are the worst hit of the pandemic. They are neither promoted nor able to give their exams. In respect of that Supreme Court had last week asked CBSE to consider scrapping the class 10 and class 12 board exams because of the growing cases of coronavirus infection in the country. To reply, the board told the Supreme Court that it will not conduct the class 10th and 12th will be given an option of appearing in exams after conditions are conducive.
The board said that students of 12th class will be given the option to appear in examination or take the assessment based on their performance in the past three exams. The Supreme Court had last week asked the CBSE to give the information in regards to the examination of the 10th and 12th class students. The court had asked the government concerning the plea from a group of parents, who have asked for cancellation of the remaining board exams citing the Covid-19 pandemic in which they have said that conducting exams in the ongoing situation is like exposing children to the risk of contracting COVID-19. It also asked the remaining papers based on their internal assessment and performance in the practical and examination they took in March.
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The board also says that for the admission process also the assessment will be the basis of admission into future courses. Moreover, the time frame is also decided to assess the prevailing condition. The board indicated that the decision to take the exams in the future to be taken at the central level and not left to states. It will be a great relaxation to the students who were in the ambiguous situation of whether the exams will be conducted or not.