New Delhi: New Delhi: 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 board will prepare result 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.

The top court was hearing pleas seeking relief, including scrapping of remaining exams of Class 12 scheduled from July 1-15, in view of increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country. Similar relief was sought by the ICSE Board also.

According to Exam Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj, the exams which were pending due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation have been cancelled. "Results will now be declared following an alternate assessment scheme. Class 12 students will get an option to appear for exams later to improve their score. However, for students who chose to sit for exams, their marks in the exams will be treated as the final score," Bhardwaj said.

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

While class 12 students of CBSE board will have the option of either taking the exams later or to move ahead with the assessment based on their performance in the last three internal exams. The re-exam option will not be available to class X students. The option of re-examination would not be available to the ICSE board students -- neither class 12, nor class 10.

The ICSE Board had earlier said it would broadly follow the government's decision on CBSE exams.

The CBSE class XII exams had started on February 15 and were to conclude on April 3. The class X exams had started on February 21 and were to end on March 29. However, the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COIVD-19) pandemic came into force from March 25.