First time in the history-Class 10 Exams Scrapped; 12th Boards optional
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
Central board of secondary exams (CBSE) today informed the apex court that board exam for remaining papers that were scheduled from July 1 from July 1 to July 15 stand cancelled. Solicitor General for CBSE told Supreme Court that Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have conveyed inability to conduct examinations. The board will conduct exams when condition is conducive.
Supreme Court asked CBSE, what would be the critera- if it will give students the option to appear for the exams later or will declare result on the basis of internal assessment Marks.
CBSE replied that the option to appear for exams later will be given to class 12 students. Instead, the board has designed a unique formula under which CBSE 10th Exam 2020 stands completely cancelled, while for 12th Class students, the exam have been made optional.
Class 10 exams, which were to be held only for North-East Delhi students, are cancelled. The board told Supreme Court that it has come up with an evaluation scheme where class 12 students will be assessed on the basis of last three exams.
The Board informed the apex court that looking at the challenges and risk factors involved, the board has decided to cancel Class 10 Exams for CBSE Board completely. CBSE 10th Result 2020 will be announced on the basis of Internal Assessment. Students can expect the results to be out by 15th July 2020.
Supreme court last week asked CBSE to consider scrapping the class 10 and 12 board exams in view of the growing cases of coronavirus infections in the country as the examinations across over 15,000 centres at this stage would unnecessarily expose children to the risk of contracting Covid-19. It’s for the first time in the history-Class 10 Exams Scrapped; 12th Boards optional.