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CBSE Class 10, 12 board exam results 2021: 1152 students move Supreme Court, know why

Several students took to Twitter with the hashtags #CancelCBSEprivateexam and #justiceforprivatecandidates, demanding an equal opportunity for them.

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CBSE Class 10, 12 board exam results 2021: 1152 students move Supreme Court, know why
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An intervention application has been filed in the Supreme Court by Advocate Abhishek Choudhary for and on behalf of 1,152 compartment/private students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) regarding the assessment scheme of Class 10 and Class 12 students enrolled under the CBSE’s private programme or those appearing for compartment exams.  

Class 10 private /Patrachar /compartment students have sought the announcement of the assessment scheme as informed by CBSE for regular Class 10 students, while Class 12 private/Patrachar/ compartment students have prayed that the exams be cancelled and their results be declared in a time-bound manner by deciding on an evaluation pattern. 

Expressing disappointment at the Education Ministry’s decision to conduct board exams in a physical mode, even as the Board announced an alternative assessment plan for the rest of CBSE Class 10 and 12 students, the intervention plea said, "The Class XII private and compartmental students of CBSE are being compelled to appear in the above-mentioned offline examinations, amid the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation causing a huge threat to their life.” 

The intervention plea seeks an equal opportunity for private students and repeaters and demands the Board to choose an alternative assessment plan as it did with regular students of Class 10 and Class 12.

Several students on Friday took the matter to Twitter with the hashtags #CancelCBSEprivateexam and #justiceforprivatecandidates, demanding an equal opportunity for them in the pandemic situation.

“We too are students and humans just like regular students are don’t crush our dreams,” wrote one such student.

“…the CBSE has attempted to give unequal treatment to Private / Patrachar / 2nd chance Compartment candidates of Class X and XII, thereby creating a classification which has no reasonableness, rational and hence, is prima facie, unfair, unjust, arbitrary, and unreasonable and violative of the principles of equality enshrined under Article 14 of the Constitution of India… when the dates for various entrance tests, like CLAT, NEET etc., have already been notified, keeping the date of aforesaid board examinations in abeyance, would take away the equal rights of the Class XII Private / Patrachar / 2nd chance Compartment candidates of the CBSE, to compete with other students, equally, at such national level entrance tests. It is submitted that this would not only be unfair and unreasonable but would also be violative of the Article 14 of the Indian Constitution,” the intervention stated.

 Advocate Abhishek Choudhary said as quoted by India.com, “The present situation is not conducive for conducting any type of physical mode examination, for any class of students. No one can say the exact date when the situation would be conducive, and, therefore, we have approached the Hon’ble Supreme Court seeking appropriate reliefs in the interest of the students.”

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