- Centre cancels Class 12 board exams in view of COVID situation
- ICSE class 12 board exam 2021 too cancelled
- PM Modi chaired key meet on class 12 board exams on June 1 evening
New Delhi: CBSE class 12 board examinations have been canceled. The decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting was attended by many Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan and bureaucrats of various ministries.
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PM Modi was briefed about all possible options that emerged after extensive discussions with all states and other stakeholders. “In view of the uncertain circumstances caused by COVID and the response received from stakeholders, it has been decided that Class 12 board exams will not be conducted this year. CBSE Class 12 students’ results as per the well-defined objective criteria Will take steps to compile it in a time bound manner,” the government said.
After the announcement of the centre, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) also informed that the class 12 ISC board exams have been cancelled.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said it is a ‘big relief’ that the Class 12 board exams have been cancelled.
While the alternative assessment criteria for the exams has not been finalised by the board yet, officials said, it is expected to be on similar lines as announced for Class 10 which took into account the performance of a student in various tests and exams through the year. It was also decided in the meeting that in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as and when the situation becomes conducive.