12th Board Exams Live updates: CBSE CISCE and State Boards

# May 25, 2021 by Harshita Nandal

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12th Board Exams Live updates: CBSE CISCE and State Boards

*Latest Updates:

CBSE 12th Board Results will be declared till 31st July

CBSE and CISCE Class 12th Board Examinations cancelled in the meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi.

How the results will be calculated:

While the union government has said that CBSE will release a “well-defined objective criteria" to declare the result “in a time-bound manner". Reports suggest that schools have been asked to curate details on the marks obtained by students in classes 9, 10, and 11. It is very likely that the class 12 result will include the performance of a student in the past three years. A final notification in this regard is expected soon.

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PM Modi Calls Important Meeting Today Evening:

PM Modi will chair an important meeting on Class 12 board exams 2021 this evening. Prime Minister will be briefed on all possible options as a result of the extensive discussions with all states and other stakeholders.

CBSE: CBSE Not Deciding On Class 12 Exams Today; Will File Reply In Supreme Court

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Admitted To AIIMS:

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has been admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi following post-Covid complications. Read full news here

ISC 12th Board Exams: The CISCE board has asked its affiliated schools to submit data including average of marks obtained by Class 12 students in Class 11 and during this session, according to an official letter. 

The Maharashtra state board has cancelled examinations for Classes 10 and 12 in Maharashtra this year in view of the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, minister Vijay Wadettiwar announced on Thursday.

The Odisha government on Friday announced that it has decided to cancel Class XII board examination conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) for this year. The government said students will be evaluated using well defined objective criteria. The move has evoked mixed reactions among students and educationists.

The Rajasthan government on Wednesday decided to cancel Class X and XII board exams conducted by the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) this year in the backdrop of a looming third wave of Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was taken at a virtual meeting of the council of ministers, chaired by chief minister Ashok Gehlot.

Goa 12th Board Exam 2021 has been canceled by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. The Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced the cancellation of GBSHSE HSC exams.

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday cancelled the intermediate (class 12) board exams citing the present Covid-19 situation in the state. The intermediate exam was earlier deferred till mid-July. "Uttar Pradesh 12th Intermediate Board Exams 2021 have been cancelled by the state government today," Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said.

MP Board Class 12 Exam 2021: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday decided to cancel the MP Board Class 12 Examination 2021. The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure in view of the covid-19 pandemic.

Uttrakhand board has cancelled class 12th examination 2021. Uttarakhand government decided to cancel its class 12 examination for the year 2021 today. State Education Minister of Uttarakhand Arvind Pandey announced, " Uttrakhand board class 12 exam has been cancelled." According to the report this relief has been made to 1.23 lakh 12 class students in the state.

What’s happening in the past few weeks depicts the result of being avoiding a really serious issue, due to which we again stand at the uncertain place where we were last year, whether or not the exams that will decide our future will happen or not, last year as the COVID came while the CBSE paper was in middle, so, the marks were given for few subjects, but since this year they haven’t even started yet, so, the government is confused whether they should give marks to everyone without the tests or wait till the situation becomes good so everyone has equal chance to show their capability, so while, govt is trying to remove this confusion they’re certain steps they’ve taken from which you can have the idea what’s going to happen next:

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Please Find below all the latest updates of all the 12th School Board Examinations of the country:

CBSE: **Latest Update: Supreme Court has announced that the hearing which was scheduled regarding the cancellation of the upcoming CBSE and ICSE Class 12 board exams 2021 has been adjourned till June 3, as the decision regarding the same will be announced by the government soon. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce the CBSE Class 12 board exam dates, 12th timetable, and CBSE exam format on June 1. As soon as Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announces the dates, students will be able to check the CBSE 12th board exam dates at the official website— cbse.nic.in. The CBSE is expected to conduct the 12th exams 2021 between July 15 and August 26. CBSE Class 12 result is expected to be released in September.  The major entrance exams for undergraduate engineering course (JEE Main) and medicine (NEET UG 2021) will not be cancelled. The JEE Main 2021 exam date and NEET application form 2021 will be released on the official site of NTA. While, ABVP has written to Ramesh Pokhriyal to consider novel modes of conducting Class 12 board exams, including open book mode and remote examinations using registered posts, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has opposed the Central Government’s decision to conduct the Class 12th board exams amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As per the latest developments, the proposal of conducting the Examinations in Two Phases from 15th July to 26th August 2021 has been put up. Along with it suggestions of changing the examination in a short duration pattern of 1.5 hours was also made, CBSE is also considering conducting examinations only for the main subjects and cancelling the examinations of the elective subjects.


Maharashtra SSC exams have been cancelled due to the worsening COVID situation in the state. State education minister Varsha Gaikwad has said that the state will evaluate SSC students based on 'objective criteria'. The assessment criteria for Maharashtra SSC exams are yet to be released by the board.


MP Board will announce a decision on whether to conduct the Class 12th MP Board exams in June first week. The Class 12th exams originally slated to be held from May 1 were postponed considering the spike in COVID-19 cases in the second wave of coronavirus.


The Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (BSER) is yet to take a decision on Class 10 and Class 12 board exams. Exams for these students were postponed earlier, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is yet to take a final decision on whether the RBSE Class 10 and Class 12 exams will either be cancelled or postponed further. Once it's been decided to hold the exams, RBSE Board exam date 2021 Class 12 will be released on the official website of the Board.


Manish Sisodia's Government Not In Favour Of Class 12 Board Exams:


“Without vaccinating the students and making them appear for board examination will be a big mistake”, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia has said.

Manish Sisodia,Deputy Chief Minister, also held interactions with school principals, teachers and students on Saturday to deliberate on options that can be explored by the central government to arrive at a decision regarding pending Class 12 board exams.


UP Board Exam Date 2021 for Class 12 has not been decided yet. Earlier the Board said that the talks underway and a decision on UP Board 12th board exam will be taken soon.


As per the media reports, PSEB Board Exam 2021 Class 12 are likely to be held in June only for three major subjects. The state education minister has that the appropriate arrangements will be made for the safety of students.

The Punjab School Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla, said that the Union government should ensure the safety of students before taking a decision on Class 12 board exam 2021.

"Punjab Govt is committed to ensuring the safety of students & teachers in these pandemic times. Put forth my views on the Centre prioritising safety & considering taking exams for only 3 elective subjects for class XII, during a virtual meeting with Union Ministers," the minister tweeted.


Karnataka State Board Exam 2021 Class 12

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar on Sunday said it was necessary to hold the second year Pre-University exams, or Karnataka State board exam 2021 Class 12, in the interest of students' future.


GSEB Class 12 Board Exam 2021 Cancelled 

The Gujarat govt on Wednesday announced the cancellation of Class 12 board exams, news agency ANI quoted state education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama as saying. This comes a day after the Union Govt cancelled the Class 12 exam of CBSE due to the Covid-19 pandemic. "The exams however will be conducted once the Covid situation is under control," Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani GSEB Class 12 board exams were scheduled to be held between May 10 to 25.


Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said holding the Class 12 board exams would not be appropriate in the wake of the COVID-19 situation. "If the suggestions received from the stakeholders are considered, there is a consensus on postponement of the examination... People feel that maintaining social distance will not be possible if the exams are conducted and children can get infected..." Mr Soren said after participating in a meeting convened by the Centre on the Class 12 board exams.


Goa Board's Class 10 Exams Cancelled, Decision On Class 12 Exams In 2 Days. The Goa Government has cancelled the Class 10 exams in the state in view of the COVID-19 outbreak and a decision on Class 12 exams would be taken in the next two days, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Sunday.


Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education, CGBSE, has decided to conduct the CGBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021 from home. The order said students of Class 12 will be given five days from 1 to 5 June to collect the question papers and blank answer sheets from the specified centres. The students have to submit all the answer sheets latest by 6th June. If the students fail to submit any of the answer sheets by 6th June then the student will be considered as absent for that particular examination.


Haryana Government announced that the HBSE 12th Board Exams 2021 have been cancelled. Right after CBSE’s announcement to cancel the exams, the Haryana government also notified that the BSEH or HSEH 12 Board Exam 2021 will stand cancelled due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in India.


Jammu Kashmir State Board of School Education 12th Board 2021 Exam has been postponed till further notice. Jammu & Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is the main conducting authority which organizes board exams annually. The board conducts examination for the students of Matric & intermediate.


Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education has postponed the HP Board 12th exams  2021, due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state. According to the official notification, the board will release the new HPBOSE 12th exam schedule after reviewing the situation. 


Uttarakhand government has postponed Uttarakhand Board 12 exams 2021 which were scheduled between May 4 and 22, 2021 due to COVID-19. Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE) will announce the new UK board date sheet 2021 Class 12 as per the government's next decision to be made after June 1, 2021. UK board 12th date sheet 2021 will be released in online mode on the official website of UBSE , ubse.uk.gov.in. The board will release the UK board date sheet 2021 class 12 commerce along with Science and Arts. In the UK board exam date 2021 Class 12, students can check the exam dates, exam day, timings, and important exam day instructions.

Assam Board has postponed the exams amid rising COVID19 cases in the state. Assam Education Minister said that, “We have not taken any decision as of now. But it is a fact that we are of the opinion that exams should happen and there is no alternative. CBSE exam decisions will come from the Centre. The committee led by Union Cabinet Minister Rajnath Singh has already met. On behalf of the Assam government, we have given surety that we can hold the exams."

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Harshita Nandal
Harshita Nandal

Harshita Nandal has worked as a Creative head in Mitrakshar, University of Delhi. She has done her Graduation from the University of Delhi in English Honours. In her free time, she prefers to play the guitar, take short walks in between work and loves to watch Korean dramas. Currently, she is an author at Educere India to fulfil the desire of her passion for writing.