CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 cancelled; Says PM Modi

  • CBSE Class 12 board exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been cancelled
  • ‘Health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect,’ PM Narendra Modi said during the key meet on Tuesday
  • “Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as future of our youth,” said PM.
  • Now, the CBSE and CISCE will be releasing the criteria for assessment. The government said that it will be a “well-defined”, “objective” method that will ensure timely results. Recently, CISCE and CBSE schools were asked to submit data of class 12 students’ performance in classes 11, 10, and 9. It is expected that the final class 12 marks could be calculated on the basis of performance in internals and past three-year performance. A final decision, however, is awaited.
  • “It was also decided that like last year, in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as and when the situation becomes conducive,” said an official release by the Government.
  •  PM said that the Covid situation is a dynamic situation across the country.While the numbers are coming down in the country and some states are managing the situation through effective micro-containment, some states have still opted for a lockdown. Students, parents and teachers are naturally worried about the health of the students in such a situation. PM said that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation

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