The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the pleas against cancellation of CBSE Class 12 compartmental board exams.
The Division Bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari also heard the cancellation plea of the Class 12 CBSE board exams.
Citing that the evaluation criteria to assess the students is “fair and reasonable”, the Apex court said there is no reason to interfere with the CBSE and CISCE schemes.
The Apex court also rejected the plea seeking cancellation of compartment exams.
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Earlier, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to respond Tuesday to the concerns raised by some students and parents on the schemes of both the boards formulated to evaluate Class 12 students, whose examination was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CBSE on Monday, in a fresh affidavit to the Supreme Court, said that the board will constitute a committee to deal with the disputes on Class 12th results, adding that it will conduct the optional exams for the students not satisfied with their marks between August 15 and September 15. The Supreme Court has also accepted the proposal to hold the compartment exams in August-September.
CBSE will open an application window to register for the optional exams after the Class 12th results are declared.
While CBSE marking scheme says that the students will be evaluated based upon marks obtained in Class 10 (30 percent), Class 11 (30 percent) and Class 12 pre-board examination (40 percent).
Meanwhile, CISCE will assess the students on the basis of marks scored in Class 10 board exams, project, practical work in subjects, best marks obtained in school exams in Classes 11 and 12, and best performance of the school itself in the last six years.
The apex court also heard the plea filed by more than 1,000 students seeking direction to the CBSE for cancellation of Class 12 private and compartment examinations. The group of students also demanded parity with regular students.
The petitions filed before the Supreme Court have sought direction to the CBSE in arriving at a uniform formula for the evaluation of Class 12th private or compartment students in line with the CBSE assessment formula and other education boards for the regular students and to release the results in a time-bound manner.