The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled the Class 10 Board Exam 2021 and postponed the Class 12 Board Exams. The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the Ministry of Education and top officials to discuss the matter. The decision for CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 will be reviewed on June 1 by the board, and details will be shared thereafter.
Amid a fresh surge in coronavirus cases across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting on 14 April 2021 with Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” and other top officials to discuss the Class 10 and 12 Board Exams.
Over one lakh students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Exams (CISCE) have signed petitions online urging the government to cancel the Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exams 2021. The students either want the Board exams to be cancelled or conduct them in online mode.
The students have also been using the hashtag “cancelboardexams2021” on Twitter that has been trending with nearly 7 lakh tweets.
“Day by day, the situation is getting worse across the country. Last year, the government cancelled the remaining board exams when there were only a few cases in the country, and now when the cases are at their peak, they are opening schools. We urge the education minister to look into this matter and cancel all the exams for this year,” said a petition on Change.org.
“Till now the students have faced so many problems due to the pandemic and lockdown. The classes have been held online, hence the exams should also be held online or students should be promoted on the basis of internal assessment marks,” tweeted a user.
Every year, the practical exams were conducted in January and written exams in February and March. However, this year, due to the pandemic, the exams were delayed and are scheduled to be conducted in May and June.