To Take, or not to Take the pending exams – the dilemma before class 10 and 12 CISCE students, Bombay HC also intervenes

The class 10 and 12 students of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has been left with two option concerning assessment. The choice is that the student can either take the pending papers or consent to be assessed based on the pre-boards and internal assessments. 

As far as students of Bangalore are concerned there are takers on both sides.

The school management of several schools said that there is a substantial number of students who would like to sit in their pending exams. 

It has been reported by the media sources that the Principals of schools feel that the lockdown has given their students a lot of time to prepare and they are confident about performing much better than they did in their pre-boards, given a chance.  

The other being cited by the schools for the predilection of their students for taking their pending exams is that the Bangalore Metropolis has not been as badly hit by COVID-19 as the other metros have been.

The schools are mulling over the ways they would adopt to ensure social distancing if and when the pending examinations take place. The areas from where the invigilators would be commissioned will also be methodically decided. 

There are other reasons which are contributing to the choice of students, one of which is that they feel that the schools are rather miserly in giving marks.

However, the predominance of the choice for the pending exams is not a given. There are schools wherein students are divided on the matter and votaries of each side are trying to win over those on the other side.


Vinod Kakumanu

Vinod Kakumanu

Founder & Consultant - School Serv

Vinod Kakumanu heads a team of school services professionals and is an independent commentator on Indian school education scenario. Vinod has assisted school promoters establish 35+ schools besides providing ancillary services to over 1000 schools across India. He envisions a future where quality education is made available to every child of the country. The focus he places on the quality of the deliverables and customer satisfaction has made him renowned in the field of K-12 school education.

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