Mumbai: The pending CBSE class 10 and 12 board exams which were scheduled to take place from July 1 to July 15 have been canceled, the centre told the Supreme Court.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Center and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), informed a three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar that the remaining CBSE exams for class 10 and 12, to be held in July, were canceled.
Mehta said that Delhi, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu have expressed an inability to conduct the examination.
The bench asked whether the students of class 12 were being given the option to score on the basis of internal assessment or could appear for an examination later, to which Mehta responded in the affirmative.
The CBSE exam for class 10 students has been canceled, Mehta said and added that they don’t have to give any examinations.
Mehta further said that as soon as the situation would be favorable, CBSE exam for class 12 students, who opted for it, would be conducted.
The apex court was hearing a petition filed by advocate Rishi Malhotra to direct the cancellation of the remaining CBSE exams in view of the health risk of coronavirus infection. The apex court was also hearing a similar petition regarding the ICSE exam.
Meanwhile, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), through its advocate Jaideep Gupta, also informed the court that it would also cancel the class 10 and 12 board examinations.
However, it submitted that it did not agree to give students the option to take the test later.