The Supreme Court is slated to hear a plea by school students against holding board exams for classes 10 and 12 via physical/ offline mode [Anubha Shrivastava Sahai vs Union of India].The petitioners have sought an alternative assessment method for upcoming board exams for classes 10 and 12 instead of holding physical exam as proposed by various State boards, Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE).The plea will be heard by a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar. When the matter was mentioned yesterday, Justice Khanwilkar had asked the petitioners to serve a copy of the plea on CBSE. The students, who have moved the plea though Child rights activist Anubha Shrivastava Sahai and Students Union of Odisha, have also prayed for directions to all boards for declaration of results on time and an option for improvement exam due to various challenges being faced by them.The petitioners pointed out that for CBSE, the board exams for classes 10 and 12 will be held in the last week of April.For ICSE and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), there is no notification yet, the plea said.As far as State Boards are concerned some have declared the timetable while some are still holding discussions on the course of action, it was highlighted."The students are dissatisfied by this kind of behaviour of State government and other boards and stressed and worried about their future and career," the plea said.Pertinently, the plea highlighted the COVID-19 situation and the difficulties and pressures faced by students due to the interruptions in their schooling..SG Tushar Mehta appears for CBSE: We are served with advance copy. But Petitioner is not here. Justice Khanwilkar: We will hear this at 2 PM. .Justice CT Ravikumar tells Justice AM Khanwilkar: Exams have already started you see. Justice Khanwilkar: Yes..Advocate Padmanabhan apologises for not appearing in morning Solicitor General Mehta: This is a PIL..Padmanabhan: Please see your earlier order.Supreme Court: Yes that was in the past..Supreme Court: What had happened in the past cannot decide what's to happen now. Tell us what has happened now..Padmanabhan: In December 2021 exams were held by CBSE in MCQ method and no date has been stated for results yet. Most states have not declared the results..Padmanabhan: Time limit for results declaration is important. MBBS admission is not complete.Supreme Court: Before process is complete you want judicial order. You have to approach the authorities. Entertaining such petitions only creates confusion!!.Justice Dinesh Maheshwari: Such petitions will go on.Justice Khanwilkar: Such petitions gives false hope to students..Supreme Court: We will not issue any directions. There are rules regulations in place and authorities are working.Padmanabhan: Classes have not been held properly and there has been elections.Supreme Court: We know, let the authorities decided. What kind of PIL is this?.Supreme Court: Who are you and we to decide the states. We will dismiss the petition with costs..Supreme Court: This plea is iIl-advised and premature. Authorities are yet to decide the rules and dates. If the decision is not in consonance with rules then it is open to challenge. Justice Khanwilkar: Cost laga de? Justice Dinesh Maheshwari: Jaane dijiye..Justice Khanwilkar: Such kind of petitions are being filed? How can you keep on filing such petitions? Justice Maheshwari: Such kind of petitions only confuse the students Supreme Court: Plea dismissed..Supreme Court: If you come again to court, we will impose exemplary costs.