By – Dikhyaa Mohanty
The Centre apprised the Supreme Court that the remaining exams of class 10 and 12 of CBSE board will not be conducted because of the growing cases of Coronavirus infections in the country.
Rather, class 12 students will be given an option to appear the examination whether they wish to or not to appear.
Based on the performance of the last three exams, they will be granted marks. However, this parameter won’t apply to the class 10th students.
Previously, a plea from the parents of CBSE class 12 urged that if examinations will be conducted then it will lead to exposing children to the risk of contracting Covid-19.
They also requested the board to allot marks from their internal assessment and practical exam performances which were taken in March.
The CBSE board exam was postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown. However, on May 18, the Ministry of human resource development released a revised time table for the pending board exams.
Even the ICSE board has decided to cancel the pending examinations which were earlier scheduled from July 2 to 12. The ICSE board offered students the option they want to or not to take exams in July or to have their final marks based on their performance in internal assessments/pre-board exams.
As some students are happy, few are unhappy for not attaining the examinations as it shows their knowledge of credibility. With the expanding number of patients affected by COVID-19, it will be a huge risk conducting these examinations even if with necessary precautions.
The decision was also taken as many state governments expressed their inability in conducting exams as most of them have been converted into quarantine centres.