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Parents File Petition Against CBSE For Conducting Board Exams Amid COVID-19

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on June 10, 2020

CBSE Board 2020 – Now that the new and revised scheduled of CBSE Board exams for Class 10th and 12th has been released, a group of four parents moved to the Supreme Court against the decision of board to conduct the remaining exams from 1st July 2020 to 15th July 2020 amidst the current situation of COVID-19. They pleaded to the court to direct CBSE to pass students of class 12th based on their assessment in internal examinations reason being the circumstances of Coronavirus across the country. It is their attempt to prevent students from coming in close contact of one another and thus saving them from being infected.

CBSE Board exams for remaining 29 subjects are scheduled to be conducted from 1st July 2020 to 15th July 2020

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Students of Class 10th and 12th waited for quite a long time for CBSE to release the new and revised schedule of board examinations supposed to be held after 18th March 2020 as they were postponed due to the pandemic COVID-19 across the world. Their wait ended on 18th May 2020 when the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) disclosed the new schedule through an official notice on their official website i.e. cbse.nic.in. There are total 29 subjects for which the exam is yet to be held.

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While CBSE made all its efforts to help students stay safe while sitting for the exams by increasing the number of examination centers to 15000, parents of CBSE aspirants still have a point in their allegations of exposing their children and other students to COVID-19 by sending them out of their houses. This group of four parents plead to the apex court to step in and put a stay order on this decision of CBSE.

Advocate Rishi Malhotra filed the petition against CBSE and asserted that various other reputed educational organizations such as Delhi University and Indian Institutes of Technology have decided to postpone any examinations that were scheduled to be conducted in the view of students' safety. Hence, the CBSE should also be directed to cancel/delay the board examinations for the remaining subjects.

He also added some other state boards including Chhattisgarh, have decided to stand against such decisions in order to prevent students from being exposed to the deadly COVID-19 and thus getting infected.

The petition says:

“CBSE's notification for holding the remaining examination is discriminatory and arbitrary and that too in the month of July wherein as per the AIIMS data, the said COVID-19 pandemic would be at its peak. As done by CBSE in its other 250 schools abroad and various state boards, the examinations scheduled to be conducted in July, should be canceled and the marks could be allotted in the basis of internal assessment.”

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