CBSE postpones Class XII Board exams, cancels Class X exams

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Amid the surging Covid-19 cases in India, the union government decided to postpone CBSE Board Exams for Class XII and cancel the exams for Class X.

Class XII exams were to be held from May 4 to June 14, 2021.

These exams will be held hereafter. The situation will be reviewed on June 1, 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, Ministry of Education said in a statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting today to review the examinations.

The Prime Minister reiterated that the well being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government.  He also stated 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.

The results of Class X 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.

India registered 1,84,372 new Covid-19 cases on April 13.

Ten States including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a rise in the Covid-19 daily new cases. About 82% of the new cases are reported from these 10 states.

In this situation, schools have been shut in 11 states. Unlike State Boards, CBSE has an all-India character, and therefore, it is essential to hold exams simultaneously throughout the country.

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