Source: Hindustan Times
Central Board of Secondary Education informed on Thursday that the pending board exams for classes 10 and 12 stand cancelled due to the hike in the cases of covid-19 cases.
At least 23 subjects were pending for Class 12 students. The seven pending papers for Class 10 students were only for students in north-east Delhi schools, where communal riots earlier in the year forced the process to be pushed back.
However, students of class 12 will get a chance to improve their marks by taking exams after the situation gets to normal and the marks obtained by a candidate in these optional examinations will be treated as final. CBSE asserted that the results will be based on internal assessments and pre board examinations appeared by the students.
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If a student appeared for more than three subjects before the examinations were suspended, an average score will be calculated taking into account the three subjects in which the student scored highest. This will be allotted to the remaining subject.
For those who appeared in fewer examinations, the average will be based on the two highest scoring subjects and allotted to the remaining papers.
Experts said the decision to scrap the exam was justified by how the outbreak was growing. There could be some dissatisfaction among students really keen on taking exams. If some provision is made allowing them to sit for exam at a later date, probably this can be addressed to an extent.