New Delhi: The CBSE has decided to cancel Class 10, Class 12 exams which were scheduled to begin from July 1 to 15 the Supreme Court was told on Thursday (June 25, 2020).
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta also said that as soon as the conditions are conducive, the CBSE class 12 examinations will be conducted for students who opt for it.
Earlier, several states had filed a plea demanding the cancellation of CBSE board exams for both class 10 and class 12 in the wake of the rising cases of coronavirus COVID-19.
On June 23, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar that the government and the board are aware of the anxiety of students, and the authorities concerned will take a decision on the issue very soon.
Meanwhile, Senior advocate Jaideep Gupta for ICSE says that he is agrees with CBSE’s decision. Exams will stand cancelled and notifications will be made accordingly.
The apex court had been hearing a separate petition regarding the conducting of exams by the council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) amid the pandemic.
Raising concern over the safety of lakhs of students, the plea filed in the apex court has said that they might be exposed to COVID-19 infection if they have to appear in the examinations amid an increase in the number of cases of virus infection.
The exam schedule for the CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 board eams can be viewed at cbse.nic.in.