According to a ruling by the Delhi High Court, the assessment scheme, which the Supreme Court approved after the Central Board of Secondary Exams (CBSE) examinations were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be applicable to all those students who were present for the improvement examinations.
In his ruling, Justice Pratibha M. Singh held that; “Improvement students should not be treated any differently from the regular students as the pandemic has also put them to considerable disadvantage. Accordingly, it is held that the Assessment Scheme approved by the Supreme Court would also be applicable to improvement students,”
The order follows after Sanyam Gupta, a student who attended a February-March 2019 CBSE class 12 exams scoring 95.25 per cent, filed a petition.
He had to re-appear in:
- English Core
- Business Studies
Gupta had to drop one year for him to improve his score in the improvement examination in 2020.
He appeared for all the other exams but due to COVID-19 pandemic that led to imposition of a lockdown, the Business Studies exam that was scheduled for 24th March was cancelled.
The court, on its ruling, asked the CBSE to give the students a corrected mark sheet.
“The pandemic has affected all. If students have been able to appear in few examinations and for no fault of theirs, one of the examinations is getting cancelled; they should be able to score the average of their improvement scores in the improvement examination as per the scheme of the CBSE which has been approved by the Supreme Court.”