The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) told the Supreme Court on Thursday that they will decide on "objective criteria" to to assess class 12 students after the Board exam were scrapped due to COVID-19. .A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari thus deferred the hearing in the case by two weeks. "As requested by Attorney General and counsel for ICSE, a request has been made to defer the matter for 2 weeks to place on record the objective criteria to assess the students since in principle decision to cancel exams has been taken. List after 2 weeks," the Court ordered. .The Central government had, on Tuesday, decided to scrap the Class XII CBSE exam for the year 2021. The decision was taken after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi..[BREAKING] Class XII ICSE and CBSE board exams: Centre will take decision in two days, AG Venugopal tells Supreme Court.When the matter was heard today, the Bench said,"We are happy to note that you have cancelled the exam. What is the objective criteria to be adopted for assessment? Criteria is not spelt out here."Attorney General for India KK Venugopal replied that CBSE would take a decision on this in three weeks..Counsel for ICSE informed the Court that the Board has a committee of experts with statisticians so that objective criteria can be arrived at.The Court eventually granted two weeks to the boards to decide the criteria of assessment. .The plea by Delhi-based lawyer Mamta Sharma prayed that notifications issued by ICSE and CBSE postponing Class XII exams to an unspecified date be struck down.The petitioner instead urged that the exams be scrapped altogether for this academic year and that marks be computed using the methodology employed last year..[BREAKING] Central government scraps CBSE class 12 board exam for the year 2021.The Court was also hearing another plea by Advocate Anubha Srivastava Sahai seeking directions to cancel offline State Board exams and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) exams all over India.."The HSC Board has not yet devised any formula regarding how they are going to assess the students of Class XII for their further admission for professional as well as non professional courses, in the event of cancellation of the exam," reads the plea filed in this regard.