SC agrees to list plea against holding board exams offline

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to list the application for cancellation of offline physical board exams in Class 10 and 12 held by CBSE and several other boards this year.

A bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramna and Justices AS Bopanna and Hima Kohli noted a lawyer’s submission to the preliminary list of appeals and noted that physical examination should not be conducted due to the Covid-19 epidemic situation.

Lawyer Prashant Padmanabhan said, “It is about 10th and 12th class board exams. Physical exams should not be done because of the epidemic.”

“Let the matter go before the bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar,” the bench said.

Lawyer Anubha Srivastava Sahai, referring to the petition filed by an activist, sought guidance from the CBSE and other boards of education which proposed to keep the board exams offline for grades 10 and 12.

The application also sought guidance from education boards to develop alternative methods of evaluation.

The CBSE has decided to conduct two term board examinations for 10th and 12th classes from April 26.

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