Class 12 Board Exams: The Supreme Court on Monday directed CBSE and ICSE to respond to concerns raised by some students and parents over the formula prepared for evaluation of class 12 students.

Class 12 exams have been canceled due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. A union of parents and students has expressed concern over the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)’s plans for evaluation of class 12 results, saying many of its bye-laws are arbitrary and they affect the future of students. will have an adverse effect on

A special bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said it will hear on Tuesday the responses of the counsel for CBSE and ICSE on the concerns of the intervenors. The bench also directed the Registry to list on Tuesday, June 22, all the pending petitions in the matter challenging the CBSE’s decision to cancel the Class 12 examinations and raising concerns over the evaluation plans of both the boards. is.

Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the Uttar Pradesh Parents’ Association, Lucknow, initially said that the option of external examination given to students in the CBSE scheme would be important for those students who could not perform well in internal assessment.

Singh said, “Both the student and the school should be given the opportunity to opt for external examination or internal assessment at the initial stage itself. If a school or student does not wish to opt for this internal assessment, a date for the external examination may be fixed in mid-July or any other date conducive to the conduct of the examination.

The bench said there should be some ray of hope for the students and there should be no confusion. “The decision to cancel the examination has been taken at the highest level and we have accepted it in principle,” the bench said.

Singh said there are many concerns regarding the scheme of evaluation of students, which is adding to the uncertainty and no one knows exactly what will happen. He said that there should be uniformity in the evaluation scheme as in CISCE scheme English has been made compulsory for calculating average marks, whereas in CBSE there is no such requirement and three subjects with highest marks have been included.

Senior advocate Singh said that he had discussed with a mathematics teacher about the evaluation formula suggested by the board and the teacher had said that it was too complicated.

The bench asked if he could not understand the formula, then what kind of teacher of mathematics is he. The bench listed the matter for further hearing at 2 pm on Tuesday.

The court had on June 17 said that the decision to cancel the class 12 board exams would not be reversed and had also approved the evaluation scheme of CISCE and CBSE based on the results of class 10th, 11th and 12th respectively. : 30:30:40 formula will be adopted.

The Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), however, said that it is considering the performance of the last six classes to evaluate the students while the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for preparing the final results of the students of class 12, 10, It is proposed to make the performance of class 11th and 12th the basis. Both the boards said that they will declare the results on or before July 31.

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