The Supreme Court is slated to hear the case concerning the assessment policy to be adopted to assess class 12 students of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) boards after the class 12 examinations of both boards were cancelled due to COVID-19.The CBSE had, on June 17, submitted an assessment policy before the Supreme Court to compute the marks of class 12 students.As per the assessment policy, theory portion of the marks will be done based on 40 percent weightage to class 12 marks, 30 percent for class 11 and 30 percent for class 10.The ICSE had also proposed a scheme to compute marks based on performance of students in the last 6 years."We have taken marks from class 10 board, project and practical works, performance in school examination and we have taken the best marks. We have taken average from past six years and not three years like CBSE," counsel for CBSE had told the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court had given-in principle approval to the policies proposed by both CBSE and ICSE.However, the schemes were opposed by UP Uttar Pradesh Parents Association, Lucknow which said that the policy links the performance of the present 12th standard students with that of the past years' performance of former students and such a system is "wholly arbitrary" and cannot be legally sustained.The affidavit submitted by the association in response to the CBSE policy, said that as per the proposed policy, the total of 30% from 10th and 11th and 40% from 12th shall not exceed the best marks obtained by ex-students in the said school in the specific reference year by more than 2 marks.That is, if a present student scores 95% in 10th, 11th and pre-board of 12th in any subject but if in past the maximum obtained by a student in that school is 76, then the maximum which the 95% scoring student will get is 76% plus 2% grace, bringing it to only 78%."Such irrational policy of linking the present batch of students with that of past performance of ex-students cannot be legally sustained under any circumstances," an affidavit filed by the association before the top court said.The policy was also opposed by private and compartment students who took objection to the CBSE decision to hold offline/ physical examinations for them.The plea stated that CBSE's decision amounts to unequal treatment to private/ patrachar/ 2nd chance compartment candidates of Class 10 and 12 since board exams for regular students have been cancelled by CBSE.By forcing private/ patrachar/ 2nd chance Compartment candidates to appeal for online examinations, the CBSE is putting their lives at risk, it was contended.The hearing will start at 11 am. Live updates from the hearing below..Senior counsel Vikas Singh for UP Parents Assn says marks of former students cannot be basis of calculating marks of students. .Singh says there should be physical exams with double masks.It is a very important exam. Of this assessment is followed, there will be lot of uncertainty and more litigation: Vikas Singh.We will examine points in both scheme. If there is some issue we can understand, but we cannot go by perception of someone: Supreme Court.Advocate Abhishek Choudhary appearing for compartment students against physical exam for compartment students.Choudhary says if a compartment student does well in say CLAT, he can't take admission because class 12 exam for compartment students are in abeyance..Supreme Court says compartment students can take such competitive exams subject to results of board exams. What is the difficulty?.As per the CBSE affidavit, they have submitted that they will be able to conduct board exam for compartment students in August while many competitive exams are scheduled for July: Choudhary.SC says even normal students will be appearing for such exams without board exams. If counselling can be deferred till declaration of board results, then we will be obliged, says intervenors..Court says it will now hear Attorney General..Attorney General, we have agreed with your scheme in principle. But we will hear the petitioners before we suggest modifications: Supreme Court.We are told there are writ petitions filed: Bench They don't even come before Your Lordships: AG KK Venugopal. The difficulty with this system, is unless access to link is given they can't appear: Supreme Court. .Supreme Court asks Vikas Singh to get in touch with the petitioner in that writ petition. We will adjourn the matter for tomorrow: Bench.Order: During hearing, Vikas Singh appearing for intervenors said that there is a petition questioning the decision of the boards. .Let those petitions be listed tomorrow at 2 pm. Matter adjourned for 2 pm tomorrow..Court adjourns plea in relation to State board exams also. Court asks Kerala, Assam, Punjab, Tripura and Andhra Pradesh to take instructions by tomorrow..Assam, Tripura and Punjab tells Supreme Court they have cancelled State board exam for class 12. Court records the same..Matters to be taken up tomorrow.