The Supreme Court dismissed the Petition challenging pattern of Intermediate, Final CMA Exams scheduled to be conducted Online.
The petitioners, Nitin had sought quashing of the pattern of Intermediate and Final exam 2021 as unconstitutional, null And void as it violates Article(s) 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India and hence void ab initio.
The petitioners had challenged the examination pattern citing the following reasons: The institute has been changing the pattern suo moto, without sharing any official notification in their official sites regarding changes in exams patterns.
Institute has changed the said exam pattern thrice in the last one month which creates a lot of confusion and chaos in the minds of the candidates.
The latest pattern or exam mode which is issued by the Institute is not at all feasible as per the study material released by the Institute. The recent pattern shows that a lot more typing of answers will be required for which candidates are not ready or practiced so far. The practical problems such as theory papers which have long answers as per the latest pattern will not be possible within given time. The time limit fixed by the Institute is 3 hours, which would make it impossible for students to complete the exam as most of the candidates are well versed and practiced in writing upon pen and paper. As per the present pattern for exam the Fundamental rights of Hindi Medium candidates are being taken away by the authorities as it is not at all possible to type answers of subjective questions in a given time of 3 hours in Hindi.
The three judge bench of Justice LN Rao, Justice BR Gavai and Justice BV Nagarathna while dismissing the petition remarked that, “We can’t turn ourselves into supervisory authorities.”