Supreme Court's decision on pending CBSE board examinations for classes 10th and 12th likely today

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  • The Supreme Court will announce its decision on the pending CBSE board examinations for classes 10th and 12th today, on June 25.
  • The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is also awaiting the Supreme Court’s verdict for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students — before taking a final decision on conducting exams.
  • As per the current schedule, the CBSE exams will be held from July 1, 2020.
  • The decision is pending since the apex court asked the board to consider promoting students based on internal assessment and the marks obtained in the exams that have already been conducted.
The Supreme Court will announce its decision on the pending CBSE board examinations for classes 10th and 12th today, on June 25. This comes after the hearing was adjourned on June 23.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is also awaiting the Supreme Court’s verdict for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students — before taking a final decision on conducting exams. It will follow CBSE’s decision on conducting remaining exams, said Jaideep Gupta who was representing the ICSE Board during the SC hearing on June 23.

As per the current schedule, the CBSE exams will be held from July 1, 2020.
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The decision is pending since the apex court asked the board to consider promoting students based on internal assessment and the marks obtained in the exams that have already been conducted.

This was after several parents approached the apex court to consider scrapping the remaining exams. The plea alleged that the CBSE board cancelled class 10th and 12th exams across nearly 250 schools abroad. Those students will be awarded marks based on the practical examinations or internal assessment.

On the other hand, the board has already directed schools to promote all the students — from class 1 to 9 and 11 — without examinations.
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This may also lead to further deferment of the entrance examinations including JEE Mains and NEET. The government may postpone the two competitive exams after multiple requests from students, teachers and parents. As per the current schedule rolled out by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), the JEE Mains exam is scheduled between July 19 and July 23, while NEET entrance will be held on July 26, 2020.

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