The Ministry of Education has reportedly said that the exams may be scrapped altogether.
The official word from the ministry and CBSE is under review as stated by authentic sources.
Advocate Mamta Sharma has filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking cancellation of 12th CBSE board examinations. The advocate has requested the court to give results based on objective methodology. The plea is based on the risks involved with the new strains of virus taking their toll on people’s lives throughout the country.
As per the petition, “Conducting Class 12 board examination is not possible because of surging COVID-19 cases. Even online or offline examination is not feasible because of unprecedented pandemic. Delay in declaration of Class 12 results will hamper students taking admission in foreign universities. CBSE and CISCE must devise an object methodology to declare the results within specified time otherwise it will affect around 12 lakh students.”
While CBSE has denied any possibilities of cancelling the exams, the Education Ministry said that the decision will arrive by 25th May as the decision of cancellation of exams cannot be taken independently. It will be ensured that the academic year of the students is not wasted.
An official from the Ministry of Education said that cancellation of exams may leave a wide gap and confusion in regards university admissions for millions of students.