CBSE Compartment Exams 2020: 809 Students Plead SC Over Decision to Conduct Exams

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Over 800 students from across the country have approached the Supreme Court through a letter petition requesting it take Suo-Moto cognizance of the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct compartment exams during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sandeep Saurav, National General Secretary of the All India Students Association, filed the letter petitioner on behalf of 809 students to notify the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and other judges of the top court. He stated that the decision of CBSE exposes students, parents, teachers, and staff to many risks because of the exponential growth of the virus in the country. While there is no update on the compartment examination schedule, most colleges have given examination deadlines, students stated.

They asked the top court to keep the CBSE decision to conduct Compartment Exams suspended until the pandemic situation normalizes. After CBSE declared its results, 1,50,198 students from Class X and 87,651 students from Class XII were required to write compartment exams; they further contended, adding that Bihar board and Telangana board have already cancelled the compartment examinations.

Several media houses reported about the recently filed PIL (Public Interest Litigation) in the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of CBSE Compartment Exams 2020 & passing the students provisionally. As per the latest updates, CBSE will take opinions from stakeholders regarding CBSE Compartment Exams 2020, and then it will take any decision. The board might soon start the process of collecting feedback from students.

What are CBSE Compartment Exams?

CBSE conducts CBSE compartment exams for candidates who could not clear the CBSE Class 10 or 12 exams. Candidates failing in one of the five subjects of external examination are placed in the compartment category for that subject, provided they have already qualified in all the subjects of internal assessment.

About CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national level board of education in India that conducts examinations for the public and private schools across the country. The Union Government of India controls CBSE. All schools affiliated with the CBSE are required to follow the NCERT curriculum. All Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools, and most of the schools approved by the central government of India are affiliated with CBSE. Every year, the Central Board of Secondary Education conducts board examinations for class 10th and 12th students in March and declares the results for both the classes in May.

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