Ministry of Education has made an announcement about CBSE Board Exams 2021.
Ministry of Education has decided to postpone the class 12 exams and cancel the class 10 board exams. For CBSE class 12 boards, the situation will be reviewed on June 1 and revised dates will be announced thereafter.
— CBSE HQ (@cbseindia29) April 14, 2021
“The situation will be reviewed on 1st June 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations,: the official statement reads.
According to reports,The decision was 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 attended the meeting.
2. The Board Exams for Class Xth to be held from 4th May to June 14th, 2021 are hereby cancelled. The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 14, 2021
For CBSE class 10 students, result will be prepared on the basis of an “objective criterion” to be developed by the Board. Any candidate 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. Last year too CBSE had devised a new scheme for class 10 students.
The PM’s review meeting regarding CBSE Board Exams 2021 came amid rising demands from students, parents and State governments for the exams to be cancelled or postponed, given that the daily rate of COVID infections is regularly crossing the 1.5 lakh mark.
Schools have been completely shut down in 11 States due to the second wave of the pandemic. For many classes, schools have not reopened since the initial shutdown of March 2020. At least four State education boards scheduled to hold examinations in April have already announced postponements.
Last year too CBSE had devised a new scheme for class 10 students.