CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Cancelled, Class 12 Board Exam Postponed

The results of class 10 board will be prepared on the basis of objective criterion developed by the board.

The class 10 board exam of CBSE ( Central Board for Secondary Education) has been cancelled, where the class 12 board exam has been postponed. The results of class 10 board 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 announcement came 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.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted after the meeting, informing about the decision taken.

“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,” Mr Pokhriyal said.

While informing about Clas Xth examination, he said: “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.”

The decision has been taken after nationwide calls to cancel the CBSE board exams by the state ministers and the board exam students.

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal were among the opposition leaders who had urged the central government to cancel the exams and prevent millions of students from being exposed to infection.

Pointing to the alarming rise in virus cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said, “Six lakh students in the city will appear for board exams. One lakh teachers will be on duty. Conducting board exams can lead to largescale spread of coronavirus… alternative methods of assessment can be explored. Students can be promoted on basis of either online exams or internal assessment. The board exams should be cancelled.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also voiced the same concern, asking the centre to consult with all stakeholders before making “sweeping” decisions.

“In the light of the devastating Corona second wave, conducting #CBSE exams must be reconsidered. All stakeholders must be consulted before making sweeping decisions. On how many counts does (the government) intend to play with the future of India’s youth,” Mr Gandhi said.

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