New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled the board exams for Classes X and XII, the board informed the Supreme Court on June 25. The examinations, which were to be held from July 1 have been cancelled in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and the inability of several states in the country to conduct the exams smoothly.
While cancelling the Class X exams, the Board told the Supreme Court that CBSE Class XII students will be given an option to appear for the exams later. “The tests will be held when conditions are conducive,” it said.
The CBSE also told the SC that the Board results will be announced in mid-August based on internal assessment.
Meanwhile, the ISC (Indian School Certificate) exams for Classes X and XII, which were to be held in July have also been cancelled.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) had informed the Supreme Court that it agreed with CBSE’s decision to cancel the exams and it will be held when “conditions are conducive”. Earlier on May 22, the CISCE had released a notification stating the pending ICSE and ISC board examinations will be conducted in July.