By | 23 Jun 2020 at 3:19 PM

The Centre and the Central Board of Secondary Education tell the Supreme Court that a decision on whether to scrap the remaining exams of Class 12 students, in view of the surge in coronavirus cases, is likely to be taken on Wednesday, PTI reports.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar that the government and the board are aware of the anxiety of students, and authorities will take a decision on the issue soon.

The top court was hearing a plea, filed by some parents of the students appearing for the exam, seeking a direction to the CBSE to declare the results on the basis of exam already conducted and to calculate it on an average basis with internal assessment marks of remaining subjects.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams were slated to start from July 1 to 15 but after resistance from parents and students because of the rising coronavirus cases, the government and the central board are rethinking their decision.

Source: PTI