The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has informed the Supreme Court that class 12th compartment exam results 2020 latest by October 10, 2020. The University Grants Commission (UGC) said that its admission process is going to close by October 31 which will give enough time to the students to apply for admission in varsities.
The statements of the CBSE and the UGC assume significance in view of the earlier observation of the bench that they should work in tandem to ensure that the academic year of the two lakh students students appearing in the compartment exams of 12th class from September 22 to 29 does not wasted.
Earlier, a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar asked the CBSE to declare compartment exam results as soon as possible. Furthermore, it asked CBSE and UGC to take a joint decision on the declaration of results and admissions in colleges.
Referring to COVID-19 pandemic, the top court said that these are exceptional times and the authorities should act to help the students. The court was hearing a plea filed by students who were placed in the compartment category, after CBSE declared the result for the said classes, based on an alternative evaluation method, in July this year.
The petitioners contended that it shall be impossible for the board to conduct the compartment examination safely. CBSE to safely conduct the compartment examination amid the pandemic and since the compartment exams were not conducted in July, students were unable to take admissions in varsities.
However, the bench then disposed the plea filed by one student, Anika Samvedi seeking a direction to ensure that the academic year of students of class 12th students, appearing in compartment exams, shouldn’t go waste.
The University of Delhi (DU) is also holding back to declare the first cut off list as it will be released only once CBSE 12th compartment exam results 2020 is declared. Hence, the cut off list for DU will be release soon after the declaration of CBSE 12th compartment result, i.e. by mid-October 2020.
CBSE started conducting the compartment examination for class 10th, 12th from September 22 onwards. CBSE 10th compartment exam is on September 22, 23, 25, 26, and 28, while the CBSE 12th compartment exam is scheduled on September 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, and 29. As per the official statement of the board, 1,50,198 students of Class 10 and 87,651 students of Class 12 registered for the compartment exams. On the first day of the compartment exam, many students were satisfied with the way the examination has been conducted amid strict protocol and guidelines in order to prevent the students from getting infected.