In a big relief for lakhs of students wary of the deadly second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the CBSE examinations 2021 have been postponed. They were scheduled to begin on 4 May but have been deferred due to the prevailing pandemic in the country.
The Class 12 CBSE board exams have been postponed, whereas, Class 10 CBSE board exams have been cancelled. The decision was taken during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
To conduct the Board Exams for Class XII, the situation will be reviewed on 1 June by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations
On the other hand, the results of the Class X 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.
As per a press note, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated that the well being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government.
He stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interests of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their academic interests are not harmed.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, School and Higher Education Secretaries and other top officials attended the meeting.
This year, the entire academic session has been held online. Students, teachers, and politicians from across the country are demanding a uniform policy on board exams across states and boards to ensure equality for students across domains while admissions to higher education institutes. Since the entire academic session is being held online, students have been demanding an online exam.