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CBSE to declare class 10, 12 results by July 15 as SC allows cancelling of remaining exams

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce class 10, 12 board results by July 15, board’s exam controller Sanyam Bhardwaj said.

Class 12 students will get a chance to sit for optional exams to improve score, Bhardwaj said, adding that if class 12 students appear for optional exams, marks obtained will be treated as the final score.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court permitted the Centre and the CBSE to cancel the remaining board examinations due to COVID-19 pandemic and gave a go-ahead to its scheme to award marks to students for the cancelled papers scheduled to be held in July.

A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna permitted the CBSE to issue a notification for the cancellation of the examinations.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and the CBSE, said that the assessment scheme will consider marks achieved by students in the last three papers of board exams.

Both CBSE and ICSE told the top court that the results of the class X and XII board exams can be declared by mid of July.

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The top court was hearing pleas seeking relief, including the scrapping of remaining exams of Class 12 scheduled from July 1-15, in view of an increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Similar relief was sought by the ICSE Board also.

The Centre and the CBSE Thursday had informed the apex court that they have decided to cancel the Class 10 and 12 examinations scheduled from July 1-15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and they would be conducted later.

Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March after the Centre announced a countrywide lockdown to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

Class 10 board exams scrapped, Class 12 students have an option: CBSE tells SC