The CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 have been cancelled after the meeting today chaired by PM Narendra Modi. The CBSE Class 12 results will be made as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner, much like the decision made in April for the CBSE Class 10 board exams 2021.
PM Modi said that the decision on the Class 12 CBSE board exams had been taken in the interest of students due to the uncertain situation created due to the pandemic.
A review meeting was held on Tuesday from 5:30 pm to discuss the fate of the CBSE and other state board exams amidst the Covid-19 situation. Officials gave a detailed presentation on the wide and extensive consultation held so far and views received from all stakeholders, including the state governments.
”Students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation,” said the PM, adding that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity for students.
The PM said that the Covid situation is a dynamic situation across the country. While the numbers are coming down in the country and some states are managing the situation through effective micro-containment, some states have still opted for a lockdown. Students, parents and teachers are naturally worried about the health of the students in such a situation.
Referring to the wide consultative process, PM expressed appreciation that a student-friendly decision has been reached after consulting all stakeholders from across the length and breadth of India.
He also thanked the states for providing feedback on this issue.
It was also decided that like last year, in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as and when the situation becomes conducive.
The case on board exams is still up in Supreme Court, the SC will also have a stance on the government’s decision. After class 12, a decision on entrance exams including JEE Main and NEET is expected soon. College admissions have also been put on hold because of the postponement of the academic session.
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