India, June 24 -- The Supreme Court on Thursday posed some serious questions to the Andhra Pradesh government for insisting on conducting Class 12 examination in physical mode "tentatively" in last week of July. The bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari was reacting to the affidavit presented by the Andhra Pradesh government before the court.

"The state should have a decision and concrete plan. How can it play with the lives of students?" the bench asked. It said that the situation is very uncertain and if the exams are conducted in July, the results will be delayed further.

In the affidavit, the Andhra Pradesh government said that around 5.20 lakh students will appear for the board examination and there would be precaut...