Students who are not satisfied with marks can appear for physical examinations: CBSE examination controller Sanyam Bhardwaj

Owing to the COVID-19 situation, the Centre had cancelled examinations of CBSE Class 12, however the board on Thursday said that those students who are not satisfied with marks can appear for the exams, however the student will have to re-attempt for physical examination and not online. Notably, the board exams were cancelled the last month in a bid to avoid the risk of contraction of COVID-19 virus.

Sanyam Bhardwaj, Examination Controller, CBSE said, "Students who are not satisfied with marks can appear for physical examinations." "We'll start online registration to know exact number of applicants," he added.

Besides, he also revealed that Class 10 results will be declared most likely by July 20 and Class 12th by July 31.

Meanwhile, the supreme court today said there will be no roll back of the decision to cancel class 12 board exams and approved the CBSE and CISCE assessment schemes of a 30:30:40 formula for evaluation of marks for students based on results of class 10, 11 and 12 respectively.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) said however that it would consider the performance of students for last six classes, unlike CBSE which is taking note of performance in class 10, 11 and 12 exams, in finalising the final board results.

Both the boards said they would declare the results on or before July 31.

The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), in its assessment scheme, referred to components to be evaluated and the weightage in percentage to arrive at final results.

In the hearing conducted through video conferencing, the top court said prima facie, it has no reservation to accept the assessment schemes and the boards can proceed on the same.

"However, the (assessment) scheme must incorporate the provisions for dispute resolution in case students want correction of final result declared and the second is for declaration of results and when the timeline for optional exams would be declared," the bench told Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the CBSE and senior advocate J K Das, representing CISCE.

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