A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to cancel the Class 12 examinations.
Both CBSE and CISCE have postponed the Class 12 examinations. The petition asked the court to devise an objective methodology to declare the result. ICSE and CBSE have already accepted the severity of the COVID situation persisting in the country since they cancelled the class 10 board exams.
The petitioner instead urged that the exam be scrapped altogether for this academic year and marks be computed using the methodology employed last year.
“Issue a writ of Mandamus directing the respondents to cancel the examination of Class XII and devise an objective methodology to declare the result of class XII within a specific time frame,” the petitioner prayed.
In this regard, the plea cited similar case of Amit Bathla v. CBSE which came up before the top court last year in which the Supreme Court directed the respondents to compute and declare the result of class 12 students on the basis of their earlier grading as their main final examination had been postponed and could not be conducted due to unprecedented situation caused by pandemic.
The petitioner, therefore, sought an interim direction to declare the results of class 12 students by applying the same methodology.