The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to release dates for improvement and compartment exams for class 10 and 12 today. The board told Supreme Court that the improvement, compartment exam will be held in September-end, and a notification will be released today itself.
The top court was hearing a plea for the cancellation of the compartment exams, and has scheduled September 10 for the next hearing.
Earlier, CBSE in Supreme Court stated that the compartmental exam facility will be provided to students who are unable to pass as well as those who are dissatisfied with the marks given based on the new assessment scheme.
CBSE also informed that the compartment exams will be conducted keeping in mind the COVID-19 guidelines.
The board earlier said that if the compartment exams are not held, it will badly affect the future of a large number of candidates. It stated that even as the board was receiving requests for not holding compartmental exams, these requests cannot be acceded by the CBSE.
At the same time, there are students and parents who had questioned the board’s decision to hold the exam risking the lives of students.
The All India Students Association (AISA) wrote to the education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank seeking cancellation of these exams.
The letter read, “Students feel wronged as a large number of candidates have been granted marks without having to sit for exams. They have been given extremely generous marks without having to perform.” AISA claims that students are asking grace marks or promotion on the basis of the internal assessment.