The Central Board of Secondary Education has cancelled class 10th exams and postponed class 12 board exams in response to a large Covid wave that prompted parents, students, and states to insist that the exams be cancelled.
Following a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to evaluate the examination to be conducted at multiple levels in light of the emerging coronavirus situation, the statement was released. The meeting was attended by Central Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, School and Higher Education Secretaries, and other high-ranking officials.
The CBSE Class 12 examinations, which were scheduled to take place from May 4 to June 14, have been rescheduled, according to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. These examinations will be conducted after the Board reviews the circumstances on June 1, 2021. The minister of education said in tweets that notification of at least 15 days would be provided before the start of the exams.
The 10th class Exams, which were scheduled to take place from May 4th to June 14th, 2021, have been cancelled. The results of the Class 10 Board will be calculated using objective criteria that the Board will create.
The action was made in light of the current pandemic scenario and school closures, and also for the student’s safety and well-being.