CBSE and ICSE results are likely to be released within mid-July, both the boards have informed the Supreme Court today. The Supreme Court on Friday (June 26) accepted the revised assessment scheme notification submitted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). In its order, the apex court said, “After perusing the draft notification we permit the CBSE to issue the notification, Class 10 and 12 exams of CBSE scheduled for July 1-15 will be governed by this order”.


The tentative result plan was given by the boards a day after they said that they will decide the result through internal assessment instead of waiting for the exam to be over. Both the boards, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), have said they will allow the students to opt-out of the exam if they don’t want to appear for the remaining papers.


The board will prepare results for pending subjects on the basis of exams that have already been conducted and internal assessment performance. The board exam results will be announced by 15 July. 


Both CBSE and ICSE informed the top court that the results of Class 10 and 12 board exams can be declared by mid of July.


For students who appeared for the exam in more than three subjects, the average of the marks obtained in the best of three performing subjects will be awarded for subjects for which exam could not be held. For students who could appear for the exam in only three subjects, the average of marks obtained in two best performing subjects will be awarded.


For students who will opt to appear for the exam, to improve their scores, the boards will organize exams later.


While CBSE has decided not to conduct the Class 10 board exam further, CISCE has said it may conduct the Class 10 or ICSE exams later. So far, CBSE Class 10 exams for remaining papers stand canceled.


On the other hand, students are waiting for an official announcement on the status of the JEE Main and NEET entrance exams.


At least 23 subjects were pending for Class 12 students and six papers were pending for Class 10 students in north-east Delhi schools, where communal riots earlier in the year forced the process to be pushed back.


“Class 10 students will not get the chance to appear for improvement exam. Their result declared by the board shall be treated final.


Academicians and parent bodies on Thursday welcomed the CBSE’s decision to cancel pending board exams in view of the spike in coronavirus cases but said it may affect the performance of students, many of whom do not take pre-boards seriously.