Supreme Court dismisses plea calling for review of CBSE’s new evaluation pattern for Class 12

Earlier on June 21, the Supreme Court had adjourned a bunch of petitions with regards to the CBSE compartment exam and Class 12 exams conducted by state boards to Tuesday, June 22. 

The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday dismissed all petitions which asked for a review of the new evaluation pattern announced by the CBSE for Class 12 students. in a significant statement, the top court noted that the education boards are independent and have the right to take the necessary decisions with regards to conducting their exams. Some other petitions concerning the cancellation of the CBSE compartment exam were also dismissed by the SC.

Hearing a bunch of petitions, Justice AM Khanwilkar said that there cannot be one decision for all exams and that each one of them has to be seen independently. Invoking the independence of education boards to decide on the exams conducted by them, the Supreme Court said that it would uphold the evaluation criteria decided by all the boards. Justice Khanwilkar added that students who are unsatisfied with the results obtained from the current criteria can sit for a physical board exam when the time is conducive for conducting it.

Earlier on June 21, the Supreme Court had adjourned a bunch of petitions with regards to the CBSE compartment exam and Class 12 exams conducted by state boards to Tuesday, June 22.

Today, representing the UP Parents Association, advocate Vikas Singh said that the exams must be conducted as it is a demand of the students. He had earlier called for conducting physical exams after ensuring double masking. In response, KK Venugopal, India’s Attorney General, said that students have the opportunity to improve their marks by sitting for physical exams.

It may be recalled that on June 17, a committee formed by the CBSE had announced new evaluation criteria for Class 12 students in wake of the cancellation of physical board exams due to the pandemic.

Results of CBSE Class 12 students under the new pattern would be announced by July 31.

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