The Supreme Court (SC) on the 25th of June, announced to cancel the pending CBSE class 10th and class 12th exams for the year 2020.
Students appearing for class 12th exams are allowed not to appear for exams if they wish.
The decision was taken in the wake of the pandemic crisis due to the Novel Coronavirus.
Concerned for the safety of students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) agreed on the suggestion of the SC.
In the last hearing, on the 17th of June, the Apex Court suggested the CBSE to cancel the examinations.
In regard to this, the CBSE, on the 25th of June submitted an affidavit in the SC agreeing on the suggestion.
While the CBSE exams for standard 10th would be cancelled, the CBSE would conduct exams for class 12th with an open choice for students.
Although students registered for the exams would be promoted and marks or grades would be put according to previous exams.
For class 10th marks would be based on the internal assessments.
Initially, the CBSE scheduled to conduct the examinations from the 1st to the 15th of July.
Since the exams have been cancelled permanently for 2020, results are expected to be out by the 15th of July.
The Supreme Court reviewed the case regarding the CBSE exams after some parents filed a petition regarding the CBSE exams amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
The situation in India worsened due to the massive increase of cases, creating panic amongst citizens of India.
Till the 25th of June, India crossed 4.70 lakh cases of the Novel Coronavirus with Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu being the worst Coronavirus hit states and union territories of India.
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