July HS papers cancelled
The pending papers of the higher secondary exams that students were scheduled to write on July 2, 6 and 8 have been cancelled, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Friday.
Later, the president of the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education, Mahua Das, said: “We will take the best marks from the papers they had written before the lockdown and that would be awarded for the papers they could not write.”
Das said if any examinee was not satisfied with the methodology, he or she could appear in the written test once the situation became normal. “The marks obtained in that examination will be taken into account. We are trying to publish the HS results within July,” said Das.
“Whatever will be the best grades will be considered for the cancelled papers,” said an official of the HS council.
“The education department has decided to cancel the exams of the pending higher secondary papers, adhering to the recommendation of an expert committee and the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education,” said Chatterjee.
The announcement came a day after the CBSE and the CISCE told the Supreme Court that they were cancelling the pending papers of their Class X and XII exams because of the Covid-19 epidemic. The CISCE conducts ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) exams.