CBSE, CISCE Board Exams 2022 LIVE Updates: SC Adjourns Hearing of Plea Seeking Hybrid Exams to Nov 18

CBSE, CISCE Board Exams 2022 Supreme Court Hearing LIVE Updates: Matter adjourned to be heard on November 18. Students demand having a choice of both online and offline exams.

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Last Updated: November 16, 2021, 09:54 IST

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CBSE, CISCE Board Exams 2022 LIVE Updates: The Supreme Court adjourns the hearing of a plea filed by a group of six students seeking ‘immediate directions’ regarding upcoming board exams. Now, the apex court will hear the matter on November 18. Students had sought the option of holding the class 10 and 12 board exams in online mode as well. Currently, both CBSE and CISCE are holding offline exams.

Earlier, CISCE had given an option to students to select whether they want to take the exam in physical mode or online, however, the Council later revised the exam dates and announced to hold exams in Read More

Nov 15, 2021 14:17 IST

Matter Adjourned

While students had asked for immediate directions, the matter has been adjourned. Now the Supreme Court will hear the matter on November 18. The CBSE 12th minor exams are beginning tomorrow and will be held as per the direction released by the board in the meantime. Major exams will be held from November 30. Most students have been allotted their own schools.

Nov 15, 2021 12:09 IST

Major Changes Introduced in CBSE Term 1 exams

Here are a few key pointers that students need to know before appearing the exams:

— Exam to be held on 50% of the syllabus

— Exam to be in MCQ-only format

— Exam to be held for 90 minutes

— Reading time increased to 20 minutes

— Exam to begin from 11:30 instead of 10:30 am

— Practicals/ internals to constitute 50% of total marks

— Practical marks to be uploaded at the official portal by December 23.

— No external examiner will be appointed in term-1 exams by CBSE for practicals

— Schools will use their own answer book for practical

— CBSE will appoint an observer in each exam centre

— For every 500 students there will be one observer

— For more than 500 students, CBSE will send 2 observers

— CBSE will also appoint city coordinators at all exam centres

— CBSE will provide customized OMR sheets online to exam centres

— A copy of the OMR sheet will be provided to schools for practice

— Separate sheet to be given for rough work

— A box will also be given on the OMR sheet beside the question wherein candidates will have to write their response

Nov 15, 2021 11:54 IST

Who will Hear Students' Plea?

Supreme Court will soon hear the plea filed by students seeking the option of both online and offline exams for CBSE and CISCE. The matter will be heard by a Bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice CT Ravi Kumar. It is likely to come up by lunch, however, no final dates and time is known yet.

Nov 15, 2021 11:37 IST

Students Start Online Campaigns

While the petition in court is filled by a group of six students, a large section of stakeholders have taken to Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms to voice their concerns. Students demand ‘vaccination before examination’ as well. Considering the Indian government is yet to roll out vaccines for teens, students demand better safety norms before exams are held in physical mode or the option of taking exams online for those who can.

Nov 15, 2021 10:48 IST

CBSE, CISCE board exams 2022 exam pattern changed

CBSE, CISCE have changed their exam patterns this year. The new exam will be in the multiple-choice questions (MCQs) format meaning students will be given OMR sheets to mark their answers, unlike the previous years when they had to write the entire responses.

Nov 15, 2021 10:47 IST

CBSE, CISCE board exams 2022 to be held twice

This year for both CBSE and CISCE exams will be held twice. The term 1 exams will be held in multiple-choice (MCQ) mode while the term 2 exams will be subjective exams.Since there will be two exams, candidates demadn term 1 to be held in hybrid mode and those who wish to take exams in online or offline mode can do so.

Nov 15, 2021 10:01 IST

CISCE took u-turn on mode of exams

CISCE has taken a u-turn on board exams. Earlier, it was to begin exams from November 15 and had offered the option of both online and offline exams to students, however, the date sheet was later revised and the mode of the exam was made online only. The decision to hold offline exams came after CBSE students demanded the option of having online and offline exams like CISCE. The number of students who appear for CISCE is lesser than that of CBSE board exams.

Nov 15, 2021 09:56 IST

Petition being heard days ahead of major, hours ahead of minor exams

The petition is being heard only days ahead of final exams. While the CBSE class 10 exams for major subjects will commence from November 30, the 12th exams will start from December 1. While the ICSE exams will be from November 29 and the ISC from November. However, the CBSE exams for the minor subjects will begin on Tuesday, November 16.

Nov 15, 2021 09:44 IST

Board exams can put students a risk of catching Covid-19, claims petition

Claiming that the Covid-19 cases are on a rise once again, students claim that board exams could prove to be a ‘super spreader’ event and the plea stated that “At any rate, such continuous exposure through offline exams sharply increases the risk of infection to Covid 19 rendering the impugned action as arbitrary and in violation of Right to Health.”

Nov 15, 2021 09:42 IST

Why Are Students Demanding Hybrid Exams?

Since March 2020, most of the classes have been held in online mode even for some time when classes reopened in physical mode, not all students were allowed to attend physical classes. Students last year too demanded online exams for online classes.

Nov 15, 2021 09:40 IST

Advocate Nookala to Represent Students in Court

The plea is filed by advocate Sumanth Nookala who will be representing students in the court today. The hearing is likely to begin at 11 am today. The petitioners demand that since there has been a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases again in the country, the students be provided with the option of appearing for the exams in online mode.

Nov 15, 2021 09:36 IST

CBSE, CISCE board exams 2022 petition in Supreme Court Soon

A petition filed by a group of six students will be heard soon in the Supreme Court. The petition seeks giving students options to take their class 10 and class 12 board exams in either online or offline mode. The CBSE major subjects exams will begin tomorrow.

offline mode only, like CBSE. This year, boards will hold exams twice a year for lakhs of aspirants which claim students can act as ‘super spreader’ events for COVID-19 which is on a rise again.

In their petition, students demand the freedom to choose between the two options. Advocate Sumanth Nookala will represent students. In the petition, students have cited Covid-19 as the reason behind their demand. Students said that the exam duration is spread over three weeks and lakhs of students will be appearing for the exams, this puts them at risk of infection.

Last year, due to COVID-19, board exams were cancelled in 2022 as well due to the pandemic, only some exams could be held. This year, both CBSE and CISCE will be holding two board exams. This is the term-1 exam. The term 1 board exams 2022 for class 12 students of CBSE will begin tomorrow, November 16.

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