Centre cancels CBSE class X exams, postpones class XII exams

The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 April 2021 8:54 AM GMT
Centre cancels CBSE class X exams, postpones class XII exams

New Delhi: Amid the surge in Covid19 cases in the country, the Central Government on April 14 cancelled the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) Class X exam while postponed the class XII exam.

The Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on April 14 said "the Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June 14th, 2021 are postponed. Whereas, 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.

For class XII, 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.

"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," said the Education Minister.

The Board exam for class X and XII conducted by CBSE are scheduled to begin from 4th May 2021. The pandemic situation in the country is seeing a resurgence of Covid19 positive cases in many states, with a few states having been affected more than others.

This development came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting today to review the examinations to be held at various levels in view of the developing Corona situation. 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.

"CBSE has an all-India character, and therefore, it is essential to hold exams simultaneously throughout the country. Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the students," said the Education Minister.

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