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Class 12 improvement exams: Solve issue of students, says SC

One-liner: The Supreme Court on Monday said the CBSE should consider the problem of those students who had appeared in the exams this year for improving marks in class 12.

Crux of the matter: The students who appeared in the improvement exams have taken admissions based on their original results and that should not be disturbed, the apex court observed.

Counter affidavit: A bench was informed that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has filed a counter-affidavit stating that the previous result of the students, who failed subsequently in the improvement exams, would be considered.

  • The only difficulty is with the students who have scored less marks in improvement exams. They have also taken admission on the basis of their previous result 
  • So, they should also be given the liberty to keep their original result, the counsel appearing for the petitioners told the bench

Plea by students: The top court was hearing a plea filed by some students, who had appeared in the CBSE exams this year for improving their marks in class 12, seeking a direction to the board to maintain their original results.

  • The CBSE's counsel said he would take instructions on this after which the bench posted it for hearing on Jan 7.

Need to know: The SC was hearing a plea of 11 students who were declared passed in the original results by the CBSE on the basis of evaluation policy of 30:30:40 and were subsequently allowed to appear in exams held in Aug-Sept 2021.

Source: PTI

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