CBSE Board Exams 2021: Plea to Conduct Exams Online Dismissed by Delhi HC

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The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea filed by parents, which was seeking the online conduction of the upcoming CBSE board exams 2021 for students of classes 10 and 12 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country.

Further, the high court has also asked the central government and the Central Board of Secondary Education to treat the PIL filed by the parents as representation. The PIL has highlighted a lot of key points as to why the board exams should be conducted online this year.

The PIL filed in the Delhi High Court asked CBSE to do away with physical examinations this year and conduct the board examination for class 12 students in an online mode or an open book mode in view of the ongoing pandemic situation.

Delhi High Court

The plea further mentions that though the class 12 board exams should be conducted online, the class 10 board exams should be scrapped for this year and students should be evaluated on the basis of internal assessment as a one-time measure.

CBSE Board Exams 2021 in Written Mode

The plea regarding the conduction of CBSE board exams 2021 in online mode was filed by the parents’ association of a private school after CBSE released the decision of the conduction of this year’s board exams in an offline mode.

Even though the exams are being conducted in the written mode for students of classes 10 and 12 this year, the Central Board of Secondary Education has taken several steps this year to relieve students of some of the academic pressure caused by the pandemic.

CBSE had announced earlier that the syllabus of the board exams will be reduced by 30 percent this year for both the classes to help them cope with their studies amid the pandemic. The conduction of online classes had made it difficult for schools to complete the syllabus.

CBSE had announced

CBSE has also changed the examination paper pattern and marking scheme for this year’s board exams for the benefit of the students. The dates of the board exams have also been pushed this year. The exams are set to be conducted from May 4 for both the classes.

Students of classes 10 and 12 have taken to social media and pushing for the cancellation of the CBSE board exams 2021 this year due to the conduction of online classes, which were not accessible by all students due to economic backgrounds.

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