CBSE compartment examinations to be held in September: Supreme Court

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Supreme Court of India (File Photo)
Supreme Court of India (File Photo)

New Delhi : Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea filed by a group of students demanding cancellation of Class 10th and Class 12th compartment examinations. The top court, however, allowed students to challenge the notification of the Central Board of Secondary Education on conducting the compartment exams in September.

Protests have been noticed by a section of students against CBSE's decision to conduct compartment examination, citing health issues and coronavirus risk factor attached to it.

Earlier this month, the students had filed a petition in Supreme Court against the notification.

The petition was filed by Sandeep Saurav, the National General Secretary of All India Students’ Association, on behalf of the students.

However, the CBSE Board is yet to finalise and announce the dates for examinations.

Earlier today, the All India Students’ Association (AISA) had flagged concerns regarding holding the compartment exams and also wrote to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal seeking its cancellation.

Students have demanded that the CBSE’s compartment exams be put on hold for now, and conducted only when the situation has normalised.