RELIEF FOR STUDENTS: CBSE Board Exams For Class 10th Cancelled, Class 12th Examinations Postponed
CBSE Board Exam News: The government has cancelled CBSE Board exams for Class 10th and postponed 12th exams till May 30. The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by PM Narendra Modi. The meeting was attended by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and top government officials.
- After a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Education has decided to postpone the class 12 exams and cancel the class 10 board exams. For CBSE class 12 boards, the situation will be reviewed on June 1 and revised dates will be announced thereafter.
- The decision was taken at a high-level meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The meeting was attended by Pokhriyal, Education Secretary, and other government officials.
- “The Board Exams for Class Xth to be held from 4th May to June 14th, 2021 are hereby cancelled. The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams,” the Ministry of Education said in a press note.
- “The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter. The situation will be reviewed on 1st June 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations,” it added.
- Results of Class 10th will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Class 12th exams will be held later and the situation will be reviewed on 1st June by the Board, added Ministry of Education. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, “Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him or her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Education Secretary, and other important officials earlier today to discuss the issue of CBSE board exams, said sources.
- In a statement issued after the meeting, the Prime Minister reiterated that the well being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government. He also stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interests of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their academic interests are not harmed, it added.
- Several students, academicians, and politicians have demanded the cancellation of board exams amid growing COVID-19 numbers.
- On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had urged the Centre to cancel the CBSE board examinations amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the national capital.
- Lakhs of students appear for CBSE Class 10 and 12 board exams every year.
- India reported the highest-ever single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with over 1.84 lakh new cases and more than 1,000 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.
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