CBSE Class 12th Board Exams Postponed, Class 10th Board Exam cancelled
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. Class 10 board results will be prepared on the basis of objective criterion developed by the board. Class 12 students will be given a fresh date sheet before the beginning of the papers.
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.
For CBSE class 10 students, result 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. Last year too CBSE had devised a new scheme for class 10 students.
Earlier this week, the Ministry of Education and CBSE held a meeting amid the rising demand for cancellation on board exams. The meeting being held today will not only consider CBSE but might also bring a uniform policy or guidelines on board exams across states, as was being demanded by several state ministers.
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The announcement comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and other senior education officials to discuss the CBSE board exams that were set to start from May 4.
The decision has been taken in response to the nationwide calls to cancel the CBSE board exams by the state ministers and the board exam students.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre to cancel the CBSE board exams 2021 and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh wrote to the Centre requesting their postponement. Earlier, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi had also urged the central government to cancel the CBSE 2021 exams.
Students had been campaigning online for the cancellation of CBSE board exams. They are demanding cancellation of offline papers or a postponement for now. While many suggested replacing upcoming board exams with online assignments, others had demanded that the board exams be held in an online mode.Over two lakh students have signed an online petition demanding cancellation of board exams.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia appealed to the Centre to cancel the exams saying the examination centres can become COVID-19 hotspots or super spreader events. They had called for alternative methods for assessment.
The Shiv Sena in Maharashtra had written to the education ministry, requesting the government to develop a national consensus and possibly reschedule Class 10 and 12 CBSE and other board exams.
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.
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