CBSE cancels Class 10 exams; may conduct Class 12 exams later, if possible

Putting a curtain over the confusion, CBSE today confirmed that Class 10 and Class 12 exams that were to be held from July 1 in schools across India have now been canceled. CBSE further said that the students will be graded on the basis of their last three class test results. CBSE also informed that the Class 12 students will also be given an option to appear for exams when the situation is conducive.

CBSE today informed the Supreme Court about this decision. Earlier states like Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha had shown their inability to conduct examinations amid the COVID pandemic.

Solicitor Tushar Mehta, while representing the CBSE, informed that court that the education board has come up with an evaluation scheme where Class 12 students will be assessed on the basis of their last three exams. He also clarified that Class 10 exams, which were to be held only for students in parts of riot-hit Delhi in February, are canceled.

However, there is still no proper clarity on when the new academic session would start. CBSE told the court that it will be able to complete the assessment by the end of August 2020 provided students decide on their re-examination by July. In that scenario, the new academic session can start in September.

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