On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Central Board of Secondary Examination gave the decision and scrapped the pending exams of class 10th and 12th. Earlier CBSE board exams were rescheduled for conduction between July 1st to 15th.
An alternative assessment formula has been prepared to assess and declares the result by July 15, a CBSE notification reads. According to these assessment schemes, students will be graded on the performance basis of the last three papers they have appeared before the lockdown. They have also been given an option to appear again in the future to upgrade when the conditions improve on the pandemic front, as told by General Tushar Mehta to a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar. However, students of class 10th will be promoted on the basis of automatic assessment and would not have the option of writing any examination later. At least 23 subjects were pending for class 12 and six for class 10th.
The center will release the proper descriptive scheme for assessment by Friday, 26th June. The top court has asked to mention the timeline for the same in the notification.
This decision was disclosed when the Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by some parents whose wards were to appear in the CBSE Board exam.
ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) also informed about cancellation of class 10th and 12th exam and will follow a similar assessment system. The option to reappear is not available to both 12 and 10 students of the ICSE board.
The fate of the school graduation examination is further tied to the college, University admission process across the globe. All this will be affected and delayed this year because of the pandemic.