The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday cancelled grade X exams and postponed grade XII exams amid alarming rise in Corona cases.
A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the examinations to be held at various levels in view of the developing Corona situation.
Earlier, the CBSE Classes 10 and 12 board exams were scheduled to commence from May 4.
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.
The Prime Minister reiterated that the well being of the students has to be the government’s topmost priority.
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 without harming their academic interests.
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 that the Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4 to June 14 are hereby postponed, the statement read.
The situation will be reviewed on June 1 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, the Ministry said.
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, it added.