New Delhi: As the Government on Tuesday announced that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams would not be held, the board is working on two options for marking Class 12 students. The first option is to assess the students on the basis of their performances in Classes 10 and 11 final exams, as well as Class 12 internal exams. The other option is to give weightage to Class 10 board exam results, and internal assessments in Class 12.
The decision of cancelling the exam was taken after a meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with union ministers, cabinet secretary, and other stakeholders. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman were also part of the meeting.
According to a government statement, students who remain dissatisfied with their Class 12 marks and want to appear in the exam will be given a chance to improve their scores when the situation becomes conductive. CBSE is also about to file its reply to the Supreme Court today, according to the reports. The court is hearing two petitions on the issue of Class 12 board exams.
It is to be mentioned that CBSE's decision to cancel Class 12 board exams came two days ahead of the top court's next hearing on the matter. On Monday, the centre informed the Supreme Court that the government will take a final decision within the next two days on whether to conduct Class 12 board exams amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attorney General K Venugopal told a special bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari, "Give us time till Thursday and the Government will come with a final decision."
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