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Decision on CBSE Class 12 exams likely in two days

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Keeping in mind the Covid-19 situation, the CBSE is contemplating various options about the pending Class 12 board exams, including cancellation and adopting an alternative assessment or going ahead with the exams in a shorter format.


India's Supreme Court will also hear on May 31 a plea seeking directions to cancel the class 12 exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) amidst the surge in Covid cases across the country.


The CBSE had proposed two options - conducting regular exams for only major subjects at notified centres or holding shorter-duration exams at the school where a student is enrolled.


One of the options is that results may be decided on the basis of a student’s past performances. According to the local Times Of India newspaper, an option being considered in the event of the board exams being scrapped is assessing students on the basis of their Grade 9, 10 and 11 results.


The proposed timeline for conducting the exams was between July 15 to August 26 and declaring the results in September. States were asked to submit detailed suggestions by May 25.



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