A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notification declaring the commencement of CBSE exams in July. The plea prayed for the results of students to be declared based on internal assessment marks this year.
The petition has been filed by the parents of students scheduled to appear for their XII Board exams in July, in line with the fresh schedule notified by the CBSE. This petition is filed through Advocate Rishi Malhotra.
The petition also argued that many professional institutes have cancelled their CBSE exams set to be held this year in light of the pandemic. In this regard, the petition stated,
“…the University of Delhi has cancelled their first year and second year undergraduate examination by stating that the same is not feasible during COVID-19 times. Similarly, even the premier institutes like IIT across the country has also cancelled all its exams including those of final year students because of the said situation. The State of Maharashtra has also cancelled all University exams including their final year examinations.”
The petitioners have prayed that the CBSE exams notification be quashed and that results be announced on the basis of the examinations already conducted after factoring in the internal assessment marks of the remaining subjects.
Read the petition here: