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The Supreme Court bench was also informed by the UGC that it will commence the academic calendar for UG courses from 31 October, by which time the results of the retest will be out.
The top court asked the two education bodies to work in tandem to ensure that the careers of two lakh students isn't jeopardised in these exceptional times.
The apex court said this while hearing a plea challenging CBSE's move to hold compartment exams, saying the exam dates are after colleges complete their admission process.
The varsity received 2,85,128 applications from CBSE Board students, followed by 12,272 from Board of School Education Haryana & 11,521 from the Council for the ISCE.
A survey released by the education ministry states that students who lack online facilities will be taught via TV, radio, newspapers and other means, by involving parents.
The exams are for students whose Class 12 board results were declared last month based on assessment scheme and who wish to improve their performance.
CBSE said it has decided to not call students ‘fail’ on mark-sheets, but refer it as ‘essential repeat’. Optional exams will be conducted for students not satisfied with their results.
CBSE officials say they’re calculating results on the basis of an evaluation scheme this year and, therefore, coming up with a merit list makes no sense in such a situation.
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