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Supreme Court Rejects Plea Challenging Cancellation of CBSE, ICSE Exams; Upholds Boards Evaluation Policy

A division bench led by Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said that the bench will not interfere in the class 12 evaluation scheme announced by the CBSE and CISCE

Supreme Court Rejects Plea Challenging Cancellation of CBSE, ICSE Exams; Upholds Boards Evaluation Policy

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jun 2021 1:47 PM GMT

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India rejected the plea challenging the cancellation of the CBSE and CISCE class 12 board examination and the evaluation policy of Class 12 board results.

According to reports, a division bench led by Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said that the bench will not interfere in the class 12 evaluation scheme announced by the CBSE and CISCE as it takes the concern of the students into account.

"We were told that the expert committee after much deliberation decided to cancel the examination. We are not in favor of changing it," the court said.

Further, a statement from the Top Court reads, "We have heard all sides. It was argued that the result of internal assessment and written examination should be declared simultaneously. We have heard the reply of the Attorney General on this matter. We do not agree with this suggestion. The policy made by the board is correct. Due to this, there will be no uncertainty among the students."

Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Parents Association had moved to the Supreme Court seeking its direction against the CBSE class 12 assessment criterion 2021. Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the association, said, "The result of internal assessment and written examination should be released together. Maybe the written exam will be conducted in September or October 2021. It would be wrong for those students, who choose the option to appear for the examination. It will be best to get the written exam conducted in July."

On the other hand, Anshul Gupta, a teacher by profession, opposed the cancellation of the class 12 board examination. He said that if competitive examinations such as NEET, JEE can be conducted physically, then why should not the board exams be held in the same way.

"Each board is different and logistical needs are different. Each exam is an independent exam. Board has to take that decision," the court said.


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