In 1984, Pratap's world had come crashing down when he realized he has not made it to the top 10 in high school examination.
The DDMA clarified that all educational/coaching institutions will remain closed for teaching purposes, which will continue online.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, class 10th exams were cancelled by the board and an evaluation policy was formulated to evaluate students this year.
The board ruled out declaring results of the private candidates on the basis of an alternative assessment policy like that for regular candidates.
Private students – those who are either repeating the class or improving their marks – had been instructed to appear for the exams.
At the end of the second term, the board would organise Term II or year-end examination based on the rationalised syllabus.
It is yet to complete the process of formulating the criteria for assessment and thus, officials are not sure if they will be able to publish the results as per the given deadline.
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The bench was hearing a plea seeking directions to state governments not to hold board exams in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari observed that each board is autonomous and they will have to evolve their own scheme for assessment.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhiryal 'Nishank' informed that he will answer the queries of students on June 25 at 4 pm through social media.
The government said the examinations would be tentatively conducted in the last week of July and the timetable would be intimated to students and parents 15 days in advance.
The bench said that if students are given the option of internal assessment then as per the schemes, their results will be declared by July 31 and thereafter they can opt for improvisation.
As for the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), they decided to take the average of the last six years instead of three.
The top court, meanwhile, made clear that there will be no roll back of the decision to cancel class 12 board exams.