-Lack of resources including poor internet connections have been stated as reasons behind the demand of cancellation.
-Students have also proposed using an aggregate of total internal marks for promoting students.
A group of students have submitted a petition regarding cancellation of 2021 CBSE board exams. The petition has been submitted on Change.org. The petition aims to draw attention regarding board exams scheduled between May 4 and June 10 and states that the board exams must be cancelled as the academic year in 2020 has been extremely bad for students due to the pandemic.
The petition states that online classes have not been helpful due to poor internet connections and also that the students have not been able to grasp the concepts in online sessions. The petition also says that it is unfair to conduct board exams as the students cannot put their best foot forward. The students propose using an aggregate of internal marks to promote the students of CBSE classes 10th and 12th. The petition also states that delaying the upcoming board exams will add unnecessary pressure on the students and hamper the normal flow of the academic year.
However CBSE, considering the difficulties faced by students this academic session, has made several changes favouring the students. These changes include reduction in the course and changes in the pattern of examination and marking scheme.
CBSE is all set to conduct board examinations in May-June 2021 and the date sheet is likely to be released soon at cbse.nic.in. Sample papers with the revised syllabus have been released where students can check the type of questions asked and the weightage of questions from each unit.