CBSE TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT WITH DETAILS OF HOW IT INTENDS TO HOLD COMPARTMENT EXAM FOR CLASS X & XII IN SEPTEMBER: DIRECTED THE SC

A petition was filed by students seeking cancellation of compartment exam for class X and XII scheduled to be conducted in last week of September. The plea has been filed on behalf of around 2,10,000 students who were placed in the compartment category by CBSE, based on results evaluated by an alternate evaluation method in July. The bench ssued the direction while hearing
*Arguments*

*Petitioners-*
1. While the main exam wasn’t conducted, the compartment exams are being conducted by the CBSE.
2. If the exams are conducted in late September, the students will not be able to apply for further studies.

*CBSE-*
1. They are taking all the precautions required. They have increased the centres for compartment exams to 1,278 so now in a class where 40 students could sit, only 12 will sit. Regarding the dates of the exam.
2. The notification is expected to come out on 4.09.2020 and the exams are likely to be in September itself.
3. The compartment exams should not be cancelled as admissions in Universities will close by the time the exams are conducted.
4. While on the one hand petitioners want cancellation of exams, they are also raising grievance of admissions on the other.

*Outcome*
The bench comprising of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna sought clarity from the petitioner counsel on the prayer sought, and where would the students stand if exams aren’t taken.
The apex court will hear the matter next on September 10.

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