ICSE Board’s Grading Plan for Pending Board Exam: CISCE Board, commonly known as ICSE Board, has been directed by Bombay High Court to present the grading plan its will follow for marking students who opt to not appear for ICSE i.e. 10th Class and ISC i.e. 12th Class Exams owing to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. A Bombay HC bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice SS Shinde asked the CISCE board to present its alternative grading plan for students who would choose to skip the pending board exams, as per the option given by the board. CISCE Board i.e. Council of Indian School Certificate Examination, has been asked to submit the grading plan latest by 22nd June 2020. HC hearing parents’ plea seeking cancellation of Board Exams The directions to ICSE Board were issued by the High Court while hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Arvind Tiwari, a parent of a Class 10 student. The plea was filed by the parent requesting Bombay HC to direct ICSE Board to cancel the pending board exams in the light of COVID-19 crisis. Holding ICSE and ISC Board Exams at such a time would put the students at serious risk of contracting Coronavirus while commuting to exam centres, using exam sheets etc. Objection Against use of Pre-Board Exam Results for Internal Assessment The direction from Bombay High Court asking ICSE Board to submit the alternative grading plan its intends to follow for the internal assessment come following objection from the litigant about the strict manner in which students are graded in their pre-board exams to prepare them for the final exams. Similarly, many students appear for pre-board exams without complete preparation as they are held while they are also preparing for other entrance exams; which will again put them at a disadvantage when it comes to using pre-board exam marks as a grading mechanism. Opting for use of Pre-Board Exams as a measure for declaration of final results will force many students to sit for the exam, ignoring the risk of COVID-19, as they would be worried about their future.