New Delhi, April 14: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed the board examinations for Class 12 students and cancelled the board examinations for Class 10 students in view of a surge in Covid-19 positive cases in various states.
Both exams were scheduled to be held from May 4 to June 14. With Class 12 results being the basis for admission into higher education institutions, it has been decided to postpone the exams. It will review the pandemic situation on June 1 and decide the new schedules for the Class 12 board examinations.
“Details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations,” the board said in a notification on Wednesday.
While the CBSE will not conduct board examinations for Class 10 students this year, it will prepare the results on the basis of “an objective criterion” to be worked out by the board.
Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in a tweet on Wednesday said that Class 10 students will be evaluated on the basis of an objective criterion that will be prepared by the CBSE board.
“Any candidate (student of Class 10 board) 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 CBSE said.
The decision to postpone the board examination for Class 12 students and cancel the board examination for Class 10 students were 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 also attended the meeting. (PTI)