The Supreme Court will pronounce the final order on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) Class 12 board examinations on June 21, Monday.
A division bench led by Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari is scheduled to hear the plea seeking the cancellation of Class 12th state board exams and the decision on the evaluation criterion for students amidst the ongoing Covid pandemic on Monday.
The petition was filed by Advocate Mamta Sharma seeking cancellation of the CBSE and ICSE Class 12 board exams and the plea seeking the cancellation of the Class 12 State Boards, HSC, and NIOS physical exams were filed by child rights activist Anubha Srivastava and 7 others.
The CBSE and CISCE are expected to submit the evaluation criterion for the students of Class 12 to the Supreme Court on Saturday. Earlier, on June 17, CBSE Class 12 Evaluation Criteria 2021 for result calculation has been submitted to the Supreme Court. In the detailed criteria as shared, marks scored by students in their Class 10, 11 and 12 would be considered in the ration of 30, 30 and 40%. As in 30% from 10th, 30% from Class 11 and 40% from Class 12.
On June 1, the board had cancelled the CBSE class 12 board examination amidst the continuing upsurge in covid-19 cases across the country. The decision to cancel the CBSE class 12 board examination 2021 came after the high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the class 12 board examination that was held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, evening.
The apex court had expressed its satisfaction regarding the Central government’s decision to cancel the class 12 board exam. The court had further directed the CBSE and CISCE to come up with the well-framed objective criterion based on which the students of the class 12 board will be evaluated this year.