The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by six students seeking directions to conduct term exams for Class 10 and Class 12 for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) boards via hybrid mode instead of physical examinations.
A Bench of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and C.T. Ravikumar noted that exams have already commenced and there will be practical difficulties, if the court interferes at this stage. The Bench said, it is too late now and exams cannot be rescheduled. The Bench further said that don’t mess up with the education system. Let the authorities continue their work. The court also did not take it kindly that the petitioner moved the court at the eleventh hour.
The court also took into account the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that all precautions have been taken for conducting the exams.
First Semester Exams for Class 10th being conducted from 16th and Class 12th exams for current academic year are scheduled from 22nd of this month and would be in compulsory physical mode.