Students move SC seeking hybrid options in ensuing CBSE, CISCE board exams

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The Supreme Court has been asked to direct CBSE and CISCE to issue a revised circular to conduct subsequent 10th and 12th grade council examinations in hybrid mode instead of offline mode only during COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement from the six students who will be attending the council exams argued that all the councils’ actions to take first semester or semester examinations offline alone are clearly unreasonable.

In accordance with data sheet announced by the Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE), the first semester of exams will begin on November 16.

The first semester of the Indian School Certificate Examinations Council (CISCE) exams will begin on 22 November.

The petition filed by Sumant Nookal’s lawyer says that subsequent exams will be conducted in a hybrid mode, with the option to choose between an offline and an online exam.

“Consent is important because examinations are directly related to the mental health of applicants, requiring a supportive and voluntary environment to ensure a fair assessment. It is common knowledge that the third wave of the COVID pandemic is predicted, ”the statement reads.

It argued that the current proposed system of autonomous examinations “is fraught with poor planning and lack of mental capacity”, which will further harm students.

“Even if the respondents (the board and others) wanted to take the exam on the dates indicated, they had enough time and resources to plan it carefully and address the issues raised in this petition,” it said. PTI ABA ABA



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