New Delhi, April 14, 2021: Asper the latest updates on the CBSE board exams 2021, the Class 10th examination has been cancelled and Class 12th board examination has been postponed. According to the sources in the Education Ministry, it is being said that conducting the Classes 10th and 12th board examinations on time seems to be difficult given the rise in new infections in COVID-19.
Change in CBSE board exams 2021
CBSE board exams 2021 for Class 10 have been cancelled this year and the students will be promoted on the basis of an internal assessment, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said.
Meanwhile, the Class 12 examination has been postponed. The board will issue a revised schedule for Class 12 board exams on June 1.
The Education Ministry of India said, “The Board Exams for Class 10th have been cancelled while Class 12 has been postponed. Results of Class 10th will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Class 12 exams will be held later, the situation will be reviewed on 1st June by the Board.”
PM Modi discuss CBSE board exams 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a meeting with education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and other top officials to discuss CBSE board exams 2021, which was scheduled for May and June this year. The Education Ministry of India, after having a detailed and high level consultation with PM Modi, has decided to postpone the Class 12 board examinations. The education ministry will be reviewing the situation on June 1, 2021, regarding the COVID-19 so as to decide new dates for conducting these important examinations.
Meanwhile, the education ministry has cancelled the class 10 board examinations completely.
The meeting with the PM came after demand from students to postpone the Class 10 and 12 exams slated to begin on May 4 due to the rapid spread of coronavirus. Even Congress and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party have also nudged the central government to defer the exams.
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Covid-19 postpones examinations
In a press release, the Education Ministry of India stated, “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.”
As per an official in the Delhi education department, “It has been extremely difficult for students and the entire teaching-learning has been conducted through new alternate means. In this case, the rigid insistence on conducting the exams in the old way, and that too in the midst of the steepest rise in cases is hard to understand.”
In the current situation, where the number of cases in the COVID-19 infections spiking up daily, it is extremely unlikely that the exams will be held offline as per scheduled earlier.
The country reported 184,372 cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed.