Students taking CBSE improvement exams equal victims of Covid- Delhi HC

In a major relief for Students, the Delhi HC has held that the assessment scheme approved by the Supreme Court after cancellation of CBSE Examinations due to outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, will also be applicable to the students appearing for improvement exams. The Order came to be passed on the Petition filed by a student Sanyam Gupta, who secured 95.25% marks. In order to improve her score, he dropped one year and decided to re-appear in Accountancy, English Core and Business Studies in the improvement examination in 2020. But, though the other exams took place , the Business studies exam, which was fixed for 24 March, was cancelled due to lockdown.

Single Judge of Delhi HC while deciding the Writ Petition Civil No. 4403 of 2020 held that the Assessment Scheme approved by the Supreme Court would also be applicable to improvement students,” said a single-judge bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh.

“Such students would also be entitled to avail of the scores as per the scheme or appear for the optional examination, whenever it is held by the CBSE,” the order read

While passing the orders, the court asked the CBSE to issue a corrected marksheet to the student. The Court observed

“The pandemic has affected one and all. If students have been able to appear in few examinations and for no fault of theirs, one of the examinations is getting cancelled, they should be able to score the average of their improvement scores in the improvement examination as per the scheme of the CBSE which has been approved by the Supreme Court,”

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