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The CBSE on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the board has decided to cancel the pending examinations for Classes 10 and 12 scheduled between July 1-15.

The CBSE on Tuesday had informed the apex court that the decision on the schedule of the Board examination is at an advanced stage.

It sought time till June 25 to communicate to the court whether it will go-ahead with the remaining examinations.

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, informed the apex court that a scheme has been set up where Class 12 students will be assessed on the basis of last 3 exams, and the students will also have an option to opt for an exam to be conducted later.

Mehta informed the court that CBSE will conduct an exam when conditions are conducive.

A bench of the top court comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna queried the Centre, whether it was giving an option to Class 12 students’ to either get marks on internal assessment basis or appear for an exam later.

“Yes, for Class 12 students, and exams for Class 10 stands cancelled, and they do not have to give any exam. During the hearing, the ICSE also agreed to cancel the Board examination for Class 12 and Class 10. However, it did not give any option to students to give exams later,” Mehta said.

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