The Supreme Court is hearing a plea seeking cancellation of Class XII Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) exams amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India.The plea by Mamta Sharma, a Delhi based lawyer 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 exam be scrapped altogether for this academic year and marks be computed using the methodology employed last year.The matter is being heard by a Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari.[Read Live Thread].Hearing commences Justice AM Khanwilkar: Can we start? SG Tushar Mehta: Attorney General is leading us.AG Venugopal: The government will take a decision within the next two days. Please grant us time till Thursday so that we come with final decision.Supreme Court: No difficulty. You can take a decision. If you are departing from the policy last year, you must give good reasons. As last order was after detailed deliberations .Justice Khanwilkar: We don't want to enter nity grities. There is sanguine hope by petitioners that policy adopted last year should be followed this year. So if you are departing you must give good reasons..AG Venugopal: You mean the notification which cancelled the exams? Justice Khanwilkar: Yes, if you are departing from that policy, please give good reasons so that we can examine it .Attorney General reads the order passed last year by the Supreme Court cancelling the board exams owing to Covid-19.Supreme Court: This notification which was released last year under similar dispensation, if its not being followed then give us good reasons. If you are following petitioners may not have to add more.Advocate Mamta Sharma: The results are slated to be declared by 15.7.....how will the students who wish to travel abroad manage? Justice Khanwilkar: that's an prospect of modulation. We can consider this on Thursday.Justice Khanwilkar: UOI will take an in-principle decision by Thursday and will be placed before this court. Let this matter be listed on May 3..Matter over.