CBSE, CISE Exams: Supreme Court Rules Hybrid Mode is Not Possible!!
CBSE, CISE Exams must be written directly
The Supreme Court has ruled that the hybrid system (online, offline) is not feasible in the CBSE and CISCE Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations and that students are required to appear for the examinations directly. The CBSE Term-1 board exams started from November 16 and the CISCE semester-1 exams from November 22. SC has said that they could not interfere in the whole examination process. Six students have filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking directions to CBSE and CISCE to conduct 10th and 12th class board examinations not only offline but also in hybrid mode.
A bench comprising Justice MM Khanwilkar and Justice CT Ravikumar heard the case on Thursday. Solicitor General Thushar Mehta heard arguments on behalf of CBSE. It was suggested that all steps have been taken to conduct the board examinations in a live mode (offline mode) in compliance with the Covid-19 regulatory rules. He said the number of examination centers has been increased from 6,500 to 15,000 for the convenience of students. Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde appeared on behalf of the petitioners. The apex court informed him that there was already a delay and it was not possible to reschedule the examinations at this stage. He urged the authorities not to play games with the education system and let them do their job.