CBSE, Class 12 Board examinations cancelled due to Covid-19
Devastating Second wave of coronavirus in India has affected every area of life and academics is no exception to this distress. After cancelling CBSE 10 board exams last month, now the Central Board of Secondary Board has cancelled board examinations for Class 12 on Tuesday (June 1). The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Chairman Manoj Ahuja, were present in the meeting.
The decision was taken keeping in mind the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
PM Modi took to twitter to share the news and wrote “Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as the future of our youth (sic).” Students heaved a sigh of relief and responded to the tweet with memes and pleased comments.
The CBSE has released an official notification regarding the cancelled exams. “Any student who is not satisfied with the assessment has an option to appear in the exam as and when the situation becomes conducive”, reads the official statement by CBSE. For further information students can visit the official website cbse.nic.in . Following the cancellation of the CBSE Board examination on Tuesday, the government of Madhya Pradesh has also announced the cancellation of the Class 12 Board Exams 2021 in the state, because of the current Covid-19 situation.
According to NDTV sources, CBSE is working on two options for marking Class 12 students. The first option is to assess the students on the basis of their performances in Classes 10, 11 final exams and Class 12 internal exams. Second option the board is considering is to give weightage to Class 10 board exam results, and internal assessments in Class 12. Regarding the assessment of students, PM Modi instructed officials to prepare the Class 12 results in accordance with “well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner”.