The Supreme Court on June 22, 2021, dismissed a plea that challenged the cancellation of the CBSE and ICSE examinations. The top court permitted boards to adopt approved evaluation formula for the assessment of the students.
According to the reports, the top court refused to interfere with the evaluation formula which was put forward by CBSE and CISCE for assessment of Class 12 students.
“We accept the scheme as propounded by both the boards-(CBSE and CISCE),” a special bench which comprised Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari, said.
The bench said that the evaluation formula can’t be doubted just because of apprehension of manipulation of marks by the schools to favour students.
The petitions were filed by the Uttar Pradesh Parents’ Association, and the second compartment and private students.
On June 21, the Supreme Court was informed by both of the boards that they would declare Class XII board examination results by July 31.
“I further say that regarding the date before which the optional examination for the candidates who are not satisfied with their assessment with the policy, the examinations for such candidates shall be conducted any time between August 15, 2021, to September 15, 2021, subject to the conducive situation,” said an affidavit filed by Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of examinations in CBSE.