The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it is happy to note that the government has taken a decision to cancel the class 12 board exams, and directed the CBSE and CICSE to place on record objective criteria for assessment of marks in two weeks.
Meanwhile, CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi, speaking to ANI, said that CBSE evaluation criteria for Class 12 are under consideration and it would take upto 2 weeks. Experts would look at all the possibilities and make a decision, he added.
Tripathi also inform that if students would not satisfied with the evaluation process then an option of re-exam is available for them after COVID-19.
"We are making sure that students do not face any issues when it comes to results. Want to assure students that they will have their results before admissions to higher universities begin," he added.
On June 1, the government has decided to cancel the CBSE Class 12 board exams because of the COVID-19 pandemic with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that the decision has been taken in the interest of students and that the anxiety among students, parents and teachers must be put to an end.
The CBSE had on April 14 announced cancellation of class 10 exams and postponement of class 12 exams in view of the surge in coronavirus cases.
The plea filed in the apex court has contended that due to the unprecedented health emergency and surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, it is not possible to conduct the examination and any further delay would cause irreparable loss to the future of students.
"In view of the unprecedented health emergency and rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the conduct of examination (either offline/online/blended) in upcoming weeks is not possible and delay in examination will cause irreparable loss to the students as time is the essence in taking admission in higher education courses in foreign universities," the plea has said.
(With inputs from agencies)