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Class 12 board exam: CBSE's decision delayed, board to file reply in Supreme Court

Class 12 board exam: CBSE's decision delayed, board to file reply in Supreme Court | File Photo

Class 12 board exam: CBSE's decision delayed, board to file reply in Supreme Court | File Photo

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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likley to delay its decision on Class 12 Board Exam 2021. As per the report by NDTV, the decision will not be announced by the board today as the matter is sub-judice in Supreme Court.

The board will file its reply in the court. The decision on conducting or cancelling Class 12 board exams of CBSE and CISCE was expected today. The announcement regarding the same was made after a high-level meeting on Sunday between the Ministry of Education and the states and union territories.

As per the PTI report, there was broad consensus among the states that exams should be conducted. The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had informed that the collaborative decision would be announced by June 1.

However, the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing of plea seeking directions to the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to cancel the CBSE, ICSE Class XII examinations after the Central government sought time till Thursday.

The Central government told the Supreme Court that it will take a final decision on the issue of conducting or cancelling class 12 CBSE, ICSE Board exam in two days and sought time till Thursday to place its decision before the court.

Thus now, the board will file its reply in the apex court during the next hearing on June 3.

The CBSE had proposed conducting the exams between July 15-August 26 and the result to be declared in September. The board also proposed two options: conducting regular exams for 19 major subjects at notified centres or conducting shorter duration exams at respective schools where students are enrolled.

The exams were scheduled to be conducted in May-June and were postponed in view of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBSE has already cancelled class 10 board exams and announced an alternative marking policy.

Meanwhile, the Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was admitted to AIIMS due to post COVID-19 complications today.


(With inputs from agencies)

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Published on: Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 02:06 PM IST
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