The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled both the Class 10 and 12 Board Exams for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, CBSE Class 12 board exams and ISC exams have been cancelled. The cancellation of Class 12 CBSE board exams was made “in the benefit of kids,” according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi has also directed officials to ensure that the Class 12 results are prepared “in a fair and timely manner” based on “well-defined criteria.”
PM Modi presided over a review meeting for the CBSE Class 12 Board exams. Following the meeting, Prime Minister Modi announced the cancellation of the 12th examinations, saying, “COVID-19 has impacted the academic calendar, and the issue of Board Exams has caused enormous worry among students, parents, and teachers, which must be addressed.” PM Modi continued, “Students should not be pushed to appear for exams in such a stressful condition.” In today’s meeting, it was also determined that, similar to last year, if some students choose to take the board examinations, CBSE will provide them with that choice as and when the situation permits.
The cancellation of the Class 12 board exams, according to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is a “huge relief.” “I am pleased that the never-ending Class 12 for 1.5 crore children in the country will finally come to an end,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia remarked. The cancellation of the Class 12 test by CBSE was the most suitable option given the circumstances,” commented former School Education Secretary Anil Swarup on Twitter.
CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said in an exclusive interview with a top publication that the COVID-19 scenario has impacted the education system in India as well as other areas of the world. “We expect that everything will return to normal shortly, and that students will be able to drop their present online programmes,” Tripathi said. “The criteria have not been decided yet,” Tripathi stated in response to a question on the date of the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 results announcement. It will take two weeks to complete this task. After the criteria have been determined, data will be collected from all CBSE-accredited schools, and the assessment data will be submitted.
This will take a long time to complete. Although a precise date cannot be given at this time, let us presume that the criteria will be circulated in two weeks.” According to media sources, CBSE has two probable options for the CBSE Class 12 results. The first is that students are evaluated based on their performance in Class 10, 11 final examinations, and Class 12 internal tests, and the second is that the CBSE may take into account the results of Class 10 board exams and internal evaluations in Class 12. The CBSE issued an order on June 7 instructing schools to complete pending practicals and internal exams for Class 12 students online and submit results by June 28. This indicates that results for Class 12 students may not be available until July. According to the CBSE, the external examiner would conduct viva-voces of pupils in online manner, with the internal examiner also present on-screen.