[Board Exams] CBSE, ICSE to decide on objective criteria to assess Class 12 students in two weeks; hearing in Supreme Court deferred by two weeks

The Central government had, on Tuesday, decided to scrap the Class XII CBSE exam for the year 2021. The decision was taken after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) told the Supreme Court on Thursday that they will decide on “objective criteria” to to assess class 12 students after the Board exam were scrapped due to COVID-19.

A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari thus deferred the hearing in the case by two weeks.

“As requested by Attorney General and counsel for ICSE, a request has been made to defer the matter for 2 weeks to place on record the objective criteria to assess the students since in principle decision to cancel exams has been taken. List after 2 weeks,” the Court ordered.

The Central government had, on Tuesday, decided to scrap the Class XII CBSE exam for the year 2021. The decision was taken after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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