SC allows CBSE to cancel exams


On 10 June 2020, parents filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court, seeking cancellation of the CBSE exams scheduled for 1 July. Given the urgency of the matter, the Court immediately constituted a three-judge Bench comprising Justices KhanwilkarMaheshwari and Khanna.


Initially, the CBSE asked for adjournments – first on 17 June and then again on 23 June. It convinced Justice Khanwilkar’s Bench to give it more time, as it had constituted an expert committee to deliberate over the issue. By 25 June, the committee concluded that the remaining exams should be cancelled.