The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently confirmed that the compartment exams for classes 10 and 12 will be conducted and students have been raising their voices against it. Many students have asked the Supreme Court to intervene in this decision of CBSE.

A total of 809 students have approached the Supreme Court with the petition to cancel the CBSE Compartment Exams 2020 this year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Students have urged SC to take suo motu cognizance of CBSE’s decision.

Students have asked SC to keep the increasing cases of Covid-19 in our country into consideration and out the conduction of these exams on hold till the situation is normalized and it is safe for students to appear for examinations.

Students have also cited examples of Bihar and Telangana board as they have cancelled all their examinations due to the rising cases of coronavirus in the country.

The petition was filed by Sandeep Saurav, the National General Secretary of All India Students’ Association, on behalf of the students. In the petition, he highlighted how the conduction of examinations amid a global pandemic could lead to major health risks.

The petition was filed in the Supreme Court after the social media was flooded with students voicing their concerns about the conduction of compartment examinations this year. No fixed date for the CBSE Compartment Exams 2020 has been announced yet by the board.

The board has stated that the safety of the students is the top priority and exam dates will be released after consulting with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Home Affairs.

As many as 1,50,198 students from Class X and 87,651 students from Class XII have been placed for compartment examinations. Compartment exams are usually conducted in July but they stand delayed this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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