Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled the Class X Board exams that were scheduled to be held from May 4. The CBSE, has however, decided to postpone the Class XII Board examinations to a later date. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Students of Class X CBSE board will be evaluated on the basis of a objective criterion, that will be developed by the Board. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated, will be given an opportunity to sit in an examination, as and when the situation is conducive to hold the examinations.
As for the Class XII examinations, the situation will be reviewed by the board on 1 June 2021 and a decision will be taken accordingly. The CBSE will give a notice 15 days in advance on the dates of the Class XII board examination or the Class X improvement examination.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister chaired a high-level meeting today to review the examinations to be held at various levels in view of the developing Corona situation. Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, School and Higher Education Secretaries and other top officials attended the meeting.
The Prime Minister reiterated that the well being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government. He also stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interests of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their academic interests are not harmed.
An overview was given on the X and XII board exam to be held from next month.
The Board exam for class X and XII conducted by CBSE are scheduled to begin from 4 May, 2021. The pandemic situation in the country is seeing a resurgence of COVID 19 positive cases in many states, with a few states having been affected more than others. In this situation, schools have been shut down in 11 states. Unlike State Boards, CBSE has an all-India character, and therefore, it is essential to hold exams simultaneously throughout the country. Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking in account the safety and well-being of the students, it is decided as follows:
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