Government cancels CBSE class 10 exams, postpones Class 12 exams

The government of India has decided to cancel CBSE board exams for Class 10 and postpone Class12 examinations, which were scheduled from May to June due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The revised dates will be announced after June 1, officials said.

The decision has come after a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss rising cases of Covid-19 in the country. The Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, education secretary and other officials were also attended the meeting.

In a statement issued after the meeting, the Union education ministry said, “Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking in account the safety and well-being of the students, it is decided as follows. The Board Exams for Class 12 to be held from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter.”

The situation will be reviewed on 1st June 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently, the official statement read.

A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations, the statement added.

For Class 10, officials have decided to promote the students on basis of internal assessment. “The results of Class Xth Board 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,” the statement added.