Govt cancels CBSE Exam for Class 10th; postpones Class 12th exams; PM Modi says well-being of students is top priority of govt

The government has postponed CBSE Board Exams for class 12th and exams for class 10th stands cancelled. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a meeting with the Union Education Minister and other senior officials in New Delhi and reviewed the matter of CBSE Board exams which was scheduled to be held next month.

The Prime Minister asserted that the well being of the students has to be the top priority for the government. He also stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interest of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their academic interests are not harmed.

Considering the present situation of the pandemic and school closures and also taking into account the safety and well being of the students the board exams for class 12th have been postponed. These exams will now be held at a later date after reviewing the situation on 1st June of this year. The Education Ministry has informed that a notice of at least 15 days will be given in advance before the commencement of the examinations.

In the meeting, it was also decided that the board exam for the class 10th would be canceled and the results would be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. The Ministry has said, any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated on the basis of criterion developed by the Board would be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the condition would become conducive.

Talking exclusively to AIR News, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank informed that a separate criterion for evaluation of CBSE class 10th students will be devised by the Board based on internal assessment, practicals and other such methods.

The Minister also said that the future course of action for class 12th examination will be decided in the meeting scheduled on 1st June. He said, academic calendar and other timeliness for higher education courses will be decided as the situation evolves.


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