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Supreme Court asks CBSE, CISCE to reveal objective criteria for awarding marks to Class 12 students

 "We are happy to note that government has taken decision to cancel class 12 board exams but we want that the objective criteria fixed for assessment of marks be placed before us," the bench said.

Supreme Court asks CBSE, CISCE to reveal objective criteria for awarding marks to Class 12 students-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Jun 3, 2021, 1:08 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked CBSE and ICSE to reveal in two weeks the objective criteria to be adopted for awarding marks to class 12 students.

The court also observed that it is happy to note that the government has taken a decision to cancel the class 12 board exams.

A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari asked Attorney General KK Venugopal and advocate JK Das, appearing for the CISCE to place on record the parameters in two weeks.

"We are happy to note that government has taken decision to cancel class 12 board exams but we want that the objective criteria fixed for assessment of marks be placed before us," the bench said.

The bench clarified that it will not give more time for placement of objective criteria as many students will be taking admissions in colleges in India and abroad.

The top court said that it will go through the objective parameters for assessment of marks, so that if anyone has objections they can be dealt with.

"This is equally important as the relief sought by the petitioners seeking cancellation of board exams," the bench observed.

The bench was hearing a plea seeking directions to cancel the class 12 exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) amid the pandemic situation.

The government on Tuesday decided to cancel the CBSE Class 12 board exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that the decision has been taken in the interest of students and that the anxiety among students, parents and teachers must be put to an end.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Modi in which it was decided that the CBSE will take steps to compile the results of class 12 students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.

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