HE Central Government Wednesday decided to cancel the CBSE board examination for Class X and postponed the examinations for class XII.
“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. 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”, the government said.
For class XII, the government statement said these exams would be held only after reviewing the Covid19 situation on June 1.
It said at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations.
The decision followed Prime Minister Modi’s meeting today with Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, School and Higher Education Secretaries and other top officials to review the examinations to be held at various levels in view of the developing Corona situation.
The Prime Minister said that the well-being of the students has to be top priority for the government. He also stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interests of the students and ensure that their health was taken care of and that at the same time their academic interests were not harmed.