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CBSE, ICSE Class 12th Board Exams cancelled due to Covid situation

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 01, Jun 2021, 20:49 pm IST | UPDATED: 01, Jun 2021, 21:05 pm IST

CBSE, ICSE Class 12th Board Exams cancelled due to Covid situation New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the high level meeting among ministers decided to cancel the class 12 board exams keeping the student's safety in consideration.

PM Narendra Modi is chairing a meeting on Class 12 board exams. The Prime Minister, during this meet, will be briefed about all the possible options for Class 12 students, Government of India sources said. The Union government will file their reply in Supreme Court on June 3 on CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021.

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' who is now admitted in AIIMS due to post-Covid related complications, on May 23 said that an “informed, collaborative” decision will be taken by June 1. A high-level meeting was convened on May 23 to discuss the issue of pending board exams 2021. After the meeting, the minister informed that the majority of the states are in favour of holding the 12th board exam 2021.

However, states like Maharashtra said that the “non-examination route” for Class 12 board students should be actively examined and Delhi and Kerala governments suggested vaccinating 12th students before the board exams 2021. Rajasthan 10th Board exam date 2021 is yet to be decided and the 2nd PUC exam time table 2021 of the Karnataka board is expected to be released on the official website soon.

UP Board has cancelled 10th exam and proposed conducting 12th exams 2021 in the second week of July. The UP Board Class 12th date sheet 2021 will be released soon. Get quick latest updates about 12th board exams through SMS/E-mail. Click here to Subscribe.

According to PTI sources, CBSE has proposed conducting CBSE Board exams 2021 between July 15 and August 26 and the CBSE 12th result 2021 to be announced in September. CBSE also proposed two options: conducting regular exams for 19 major subjects at notified centres or conducting shorter duration exams at respective schools where students are enrolled.

"We welcome the decision. This decision is in favour of students and teachers. Earlier we have demanded the same. Students should be calculated on their earlier performances", said Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on cancellation of CBSE Class 12 Board exams.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) has also cancelled the Class 12th board exams for the academic year 2020-21. The evaluation criteria for Class 12 students will be released soon. The students not satisfied with the ISC Class 12 CISCE exams, however, will be given an opportunity to appear in the examinations at a later date.

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi welcomes the decision to cancel Class 12th CBSE exams. The minister who also holds the Education portfolio said: "Students should be evaluated on the basis of their past performances."

Glad that Class 12 board exams have been cancelled; it is big relief, says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students. PM Modi stated that Covid has affected the academic calendar 2020-21 and the issue of Board Exams has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end.

Referring to the wide consultative process, PM Modi expressed appreciation that a student-friendly decision has been reached after consulting all stakeholders from across the length and breadth of India. The Prime Minister also thanked the states for providing feedback on this issue.

During the key meet of the Prime Minister today with Union Ministers of Home, Defence, Finance, Commerce, Information and Broadcasting, Petroleum and Women and Child Development and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary and Secretaries of School Education and Higher Education Departments and other officials, it was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of Class 12 students as per a "well-defined objective criteria" in a time-bound manner.

"Health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during the key meet today.

A NEET aspirant tagging the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' in Twitter said: "Sir please do something for students. Because we are in too much pressure. I'm the NEET aspirant and can't focus on my comparative preparation due to board pressure. Dr RP Nishank sir please do something quickly."

“The matter is sub-judice in Supreme Court,” the official said adding that the Board will submit their response in the Supreme Court. “Like last year, we will file their reply in court.”

This meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been chaired two days ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on the matter, during which the Centre is expected to file its reply on a plea seeking the cancellation of Class 12th board exams.
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