CBSE likely to inform Supreme Court on Tuesday about its decision on pending board exams
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CBSE would likely notify the Supreme Court on Tuesday of its decision to take the pending Board exams in Class 10 and 12, according to officials.

The Board told the court last week that it would “very soon” decide on the grounds that a group of parents had sought to quash the notification for the remaining classes of 10 and 12 examinations from 1 to 15 July and requested that the students be awarded marks based on an internal assessment or in line with the marks awarded for practical examinations.

Parents have stated in the plea that students may be exposed to COVID-19 infection if they appear for the examination as a result of an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

They claimed that the CBSE had canceled the examinations in Classes 10 and 12 for its approximately 250 foreign schools and that the Board had decided to award the marks on the basis of either practical examinations or an internal assessment on the basis of the pandemic. The CBSE has agreed on a fresh timetable of board exams from 1 to 15 July to ensure that they are conducted prior to competitive examinations. Although the JEE-Mains Engineering Entry Exam is scheduled for July 18-23, the NEET Medical Entry Exam is scheduled for July 26.

Universities and colleges around the country have been shut down since 16 March, when the Center declared the closing of a national classroom as part of steps to curb the outbreak of COVID-19. A national lockdown was announced on 24 March, which came into effect the following day.

While the government has eased a number of restrictions, schools and colleges remain closed.

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