Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022

CBSE Class 10 Exam Cancelled, Class 12 Postponed Till May 30 Amid Covid Surge

CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams: Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in a tweet said that board exams for class 12th have been postponed and the board exam for class 10 has been cancelled for the year 2021.

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CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Cancelled, 12th Postponed Till May 30: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed the board examinations for class 12 students and cancelled the board examinations for Class 10 students in view of a surge in Covid-19 positive cases in various states.

It will review the pandemic situation on June 1 and decide the new schedules for the class 12 board examinations.

“Details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations,” the board said in a notification on Wednesday.

While the CBSE will not conduct board examinations for class 10 students this year, it will prepare the results on the basis of “an objective criterion” to be worked out by the board.

Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in a tweet on Wednesday said that class 10 students will be evaluated on the basis of an objective criterion that will be prepared by the CBSE board. 

“Any candidate (student of class 10 board) who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams,” the CBSE said.

The decision to postpone the board examination for class 12 students and cancel the board examination for class 10 students were taken at a high-level meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, principal secretary to the Prime Minister, cabinet secretary, school and higher education secretaries and other top officials also attended the meeting.   

“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,” the Education ministry said in a statement after the meeting.

 This comes as a major relief to students and parents who have been demanding for postponement of the board exams in view of the spike in covid-19 positive cases in the country. The CBSE was scheduled to start the board examinations for class 10 and 12 students from May 4.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister underlined that the well-being of the students has to be “the top priority” for the government. 

He also said 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.