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CBSE, CISCE Board Exams SC LIVE Updates: SC Dismisses Petition, Says Such Petition Give False Hope to Students

CBSE, CISCE Offline Board Exams Cancelation Plea in SC LIVE Updates: The case will be heard by justice AM Khanwilkar.

News18.com | February 23, 2022, 14:42 IST
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The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition seeking the cancelation of board exams. The petition has sought an alternative mode of assessment. The Court said, “such petitions give false hopes to students.” The court was hearing a plea seeking cancelation of term 2 board exams by CBSE, CISCE, and NIOS boards. The petition sought the cancelation of offline exams amid the covid-19 pandemic. Activists Anubha Sahai has filed the Read More

Feb 23, 2022 14:29 IST

SC Dismisses Petition

We will not issue any directions, said the Supreme Court while dismissing the petition. “There are rules regulations in place and authorities are working. This plea is ill-advised and premature. Authorities are yet to decide the rules and dates. If the decision is not in consonance with rules then it is open to challenge,” said the Court.

Feb 23, 2022 14:09 IST

Covid Situation has Improved, Exams Should be Offline: CBSE

CBSE told the court that the board exams should be held in offline mode as the covid-19 situation has improved. The Central government had also rolled out vaccination for teens and board aspirants are part of those eligible.

Feb 23, 2022 14:00 IST

Students Call 2 Board Year, After No Board Year to be Unfair

Last year, SC had refused to hold any board exam due to the second wave of coronavirus. This had led to a first-ever no-board exam year. This year, CBSE and CISCE had decided to opt for two board exams, and in case term 2 exams are canceled, the final score will be based on term 1 results. Students claim that having 2 term exams that too in different paper patterns is unfair.

Feb 23, 2022 13:57 IST

CBSE term 2 exams in April

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the term 2 exams from April 26. Unlike term 1, students will be allocated different exam centres for term 2 exams. This comes after allegations of cheating in term 1 exams. While the allegations that certain schools had helped students while attempting board exams could not be proven, CBSE has decided to allot exam centres for term 2 papers.

Feb 23, 2022 12:56 IST

Hearing at 2 PM

The court will take up the case for hearing at 2 PM. Only CBSE exams will be considered today. The petition also seeks similar directions on CISCE, NIOS, and the state boards.

Feb 23, 2022 12:12 IST

2021 Was No Board Exams Year

Last year, SC had decided against holding board exams. The decision came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with several high profile ministers including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani.

Feb 23, 2022 11:47 IST

Hearing to Begin Soon

Justice AM Khanwilkar led bench has taken the matter for hearing. The petition filed by Anubha Sahai on behalf of students demands alternative assessment and cancelation of board exams for CBSE, CISCE, NIOS and state board students. Court will focus only on CBSE board exams today. Petition also seeks orders on admissions based on aptitutde test.

Feb 23, 2022 10:57 IST

SC to Hear Plea for CBSE Board Exams 2022 Today

Even though the plea filed in Supreme Court seeks cancelation for class 10, 12 board exams for all boards including state and all three central boards – CBSE, CISCE, and NIOS, the SC will hear plea only for the CBSE board students today. Plea seeks cancelation of physical exams owing to COVID-19 and assessment based on alternative criteria. It also seeks order for UGC seeking admissions into non-technical colleges based on aptitude.

Feb 23, 2022 10:51 IST

Aptitude test for college admissions: Demand Petitioners

The petitioner also asked UGC to constitute a committee to declare the date for admission to the colleges and a formula for assessment of class 12 students who want to pursue their further studies in non-professional courses by conducting an aptitude test or other mode of assessment within a time frame.

Feb 23, 2022 10:50 IST

Improvement exam for those unsatisfied with alternative assessment

The petition also sought an improvement exam for those who are not satisfied with the internal assessment marks. Sahai in her petition has asked to form a committee for deciding the formula of assessment of students including compartment students as well as declaring the result within a time limit.

Feb 23, 2022 10:16 IST

State boards are mute spectators: Petitioners

The petition further said that state boards have remained as mute spectators over the current situation and have not taken a timely decision. “The students are dissatisfied by this kind of behavior of State government and other boards and stressed and worried about their future and career,” the plea said.

Feb 23, 2022 10:15 IST

No Physical exams: Demand Petition

The present writ petition, filed by child rights activist Anubha Shrivastava Sahai, has sought directions to the state boards, CBSE, ICSE, NIOS to opt for an alternative mode of assessment for the board students. “This is regarding class 10 & 12 exams. Physical classes couldn’t be conducted due to pandemic”, the counsel said.

Feb 23, 2022 10:10 IST

When will board exams be held?

CBSE and CISCE had decided to hold board exams twice this year. While the term 1 exams have been held, the term 2 exams are scheduled to be held in April. Both boards have announced to hold exams in last week of April. NIOS, however, is yet to decide exam dates. Since lakhs of students appear for the exam, candidates claim that holding offline exams will not be safe.

Feb 23, 2022 10:04 IST

What about state boards?

The petition has also sought uniform rules for State Boards as well. Students claim that while some state boards have declared the timetable, others are still holding discussions on the course of action.

Feb 23, 2022 10:02 IST

What are students' demands?

A section of students have asked to cancel physical exams and offer an alternative mode of assessment. They also asked for a direction for UGC to constitute a committee to declare the date for admissions to various universities.

case on behalf of students. In the petition, she has sought an alternative mode of assessment.

“We will not issue any directions, said the Supreme Court while dismissing the petition. “There are rules regulations in place and authorities are working. This plea is ill-advised and premature. Authorities are yet to decide the rules and dates. If the decision is not in consonance with rules then it is open to challenge,” said the Court.

Claiming that even as the pandemic has been eased students have studied in online mode only and offline classes have not been held. The case was heard by a bench led by justice AM Khanwilkar.

The petitioner also asked UGC to constitute a committee to declare the date for admission to the colleges and a formula for assessment of class 12 students who want to pursue their further studies in non-professional courses by conducting an aptitude test or other mode of assessment within a time frame.

Last year due to the pandemic, and lack of offline classes, the SC had canceled the board exams and students across boards were assessed based on alternative mode. For the current batch, however, one set of exams has already been held. Both CBSE and CISCE had held exams. CISCE has announced the result for term 1 exams, however, CBSE is yet to do the same. Currently, the term 2 exams are scheduled to be held in April.

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