New Delhi, June 2, 2021 (PTI): On Tuesday, the CISCE cancelled Class XII board exams this year in view of the COVID-19 situation, according to its secretary Gerry Arathoon.
“The exams have been cancelled. The alternative assessment criteria will be announced soon,” Arathoon announced.
CISCE cancelled class XII board exams
The decision by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) came on the lines of cancellation of the board exams by CBSE, which was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It was decided that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will take steps to compile the results of Class XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
The PM asserted that the decision has been taken in the interest of students and that the anxiety among students, parents and teachers must be put to an end.
CISCE cancelled class XII board exams in view of the spike in COVID cases
The CISCE had last week asked its affiliated schools to submit data, including average of marks obtained by Class XII students in Class XI and during this session.
The board had postponed Class XII exams which were scheduled from May 4 in light of the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maharashtra education minister Varsha Gaikwad welcomes decision on CBSE exam cancellation
After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class XII board exams were cancelled on Tuesday, Maharashtra state education minister Varsha Gaikwad said that a decision on the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) students will be taken soon.
Welcoming the Centre’s decision, Gaikwad said that during her recent high level virtual meeting in Delhi, she had spoken about the no-examination route.
She said chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had also urged the centre to arrive at a uniform policy for class XII students.
Gaikwad said that students are fighting the pandemic on one hand and are coping with their studies too.
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Over 14 lakh students have registered for the HSC exams. She said that though class XII exams are crucial for their future career prospects, staying healthy is more important in the current situation.
The state has already cancelled class X exams and a methodology to evaluate students based on their performance in class IX and X has been worked out.