CBSE Compartment exam 2020: Matter will be heard next week, SC – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday took up the pleas challenging CBSE decision to hold compartment exams amid Covid 19. The apex court said that the matter will be heard on September 14.

SC on September 4 considered a petition filed on behalf of around 2,37,849 students who were placed in the compartment category after CBSE announced the board exam results, based on an alternative evaluation method.

Here are all you need to know about the SC hearing:

* Matter to be listed on September 14 next.

* Supreme Court directs the Petitioner to serve Union of India and not the Standing Counsels for all the States.

* The three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar is hearing the pleas.

While hearing the plea on September 4, SC had directed CBSE to file an affidavit stipulating the scheme, dates, and details. CBSE told SC that it is likely to hold compartment examinations for class 10 and 12 students by September end.

The primary concern of students is that it will be impossible for CBSE to conduct compartment exams safely amid the pandemic. The petitioners also raised their concern that holding the exam now would be late as the college admissions are drawing to an end.

CBSE has also informed the apex court that the examination centres have been increased to 1,278. CBSE also said that it has decided that only 12 students will sit in a class where 40 students could sit.

A notice released by the Board on its official website on August 6 said “CBSE vide affidavit dated 25.6.2020 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has stated that candidates whose result has been declared based on the assessment scheme in the examinations scheduled from 1st July 2020 to 15th July 2020 will be allowed to appear in the optional examinations to improve their performance if they wish so. However, the marks obtained by a candidate in these optional examinations will be treated as final for those who have opted to take these examinations.”

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