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Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking alternative to offline board exams on February 23

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear the plea which seeks cancellation of physical board examinations for the year 2021-22, which would be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and several other boards.

The plea will be heard by a three-Judge Bench of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice C.T. Ravikumar on Wednesday.

The Bench said that an advance copy of the petition should be served to the standing counsel for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and other respondents concerned.

The counsel, appearing for petitioner Anubha Shrivastava Sahai, mentioned the matter and requested the bench to list it urgently The plea was mentioned for an urgent listing before the bench as it is a matter of great importance to teeming students.

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The plea has sought directions to the CBSE, ICSE and other education boards, which have proposed to hold board examinations for classes 10 and 12 in offline mode, for finding an alternate modes of assessment.

Last year, CBSE, CISCE, other state boards decided to evaluate students on the basis of alternative assessment criteria, students were evaluated on the basis of internal exams and a formula devised by the board.

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the dates for class 10 and 12 term 2 exams. The term 2 exams will be held from April 26. Meanwhile, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is likely to conduct the ICSE Class 10 and ISC Class 12 exam in the last week of April. The detailed time table, CISCE in a statement has said, will be released shortly.

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