Plea seeking cancellation of the CBSE Class 10 and 12 compartment examinations dismissed by SC

A plea seeking cancellation of the CBSE Class 10 and 12 compartment examinations has been dismissed by Supreme Court. A three-Judge Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna dismissed the petition. 

The petition was filed by 809 students from across the country urging the top court to dismiss the decision of CBSE to hold compartment exams amid the pandemic. The plea also urged to issue directions to CBSE to come up with a plan which shall ensure that neither the students are forced to appear for the exam during the rising number of coronavirus cases, nor they be compelled to waste an entire year due to compartment in a single subject.

The apex court also said that the petitioners have the freedom to challenge the CBSE notification of July 2020 that had announced the compartment exams for students who have failed in one of the five main subjects.


CBSE has announced that the Compartment exams for class 10 and 12 students will be held in the month of September 2020. The exact date of the compartment exams are yet to be announced by the board. The online application window for CBSE 10 and 12 Compartment exams is active on the official website.

A total of 1,50,198 students of Class 10 and 87,651 students of Class 12 have to take the compartment exams in order to be deemed as ‘passed’. Students from schools in India will have to pay Rs 300 for each subject. Those from schools outside the country will have to remit Rs 2,000 for each subject.