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Indian Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking to scrap offline exams

The Supreme Court yesterday scrapped a plea which sought cancellations of class 10 and 12 offline examinations to be organised by the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). 

The CBSE has decided to conduct term two board exams for class 10 and class 12 from April 26.
The CBSE has decided to conduct term two board exams for class 10 and class 12 from April 26. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Dismissing the plea, the apex court said such petitions were misleading and give false hope to students.

“You see you are creating conducive only. Entertaining such petitions is only increasing confusion in system. What kind of petitions are being folded? Let authorities take decisions,” the bench headed by Justice Khanwilkar said. 

The plea had sought directions to the CBSE and other education boards, which have proposed to hold board examinations for classes 10 and 12 in offline mode, to devise alternate modes of assessment.

The CBSE has decided to conduct term two board exams for class 10 and class 12 from April 26.

The petition was filed by Anubha Shrivastava Sahai, an activist, seeking directions to the CBSE and other education boards which have proposed to hold the board examinations offline for classes 10 and 12.

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