CBSE 12th exam 2021 cancelled; Results in a time-bound manner

In a meeting chaired by PM Modi today, it has been decided that CBSE Class 12 board exams will be cancelled as it can risk the health of the students.

CBSE 12th exam 2021 cancelled; Results in a time-bound manner
Saumya.Srivastava | Jun 1, 2021 - 8:12 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a review meeting regarding the CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 this evening. In this meeting, it has been decided that the CBSE board 12th exams 2021 will be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 situation in the country. CBSE officials gave a presentation on the extensive consultation held so far and views received from all stakeholders, including State governments.

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“In view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class XII Board Exams would not be held this year. It was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner,” said the Press Information Bureau (PIB) press release.

The PM said that the decision in regard to the CBSE board Class 12 exams has been taken in the interest of students. He further added that the COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of Board exams has caused immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end.

“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. The PM said that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation,” added the Press Information Bureau press release.

Narendra Modi said that the safety of the students is of supreme importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect. He said that in the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Class 12 board exams cannot be the reason to put the youth at risk.

The Prime Minister also directed the CBSE officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance with well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner.

In this meeting, it is also decided that in case some students wish to appear for the exams, such an option will be provided to them by the CBSE board when the situation becomes conducive.

The meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today was attended by Union Ministers of Home, Defence, Finance, Commerce, Information & Broadcasting, Petroleum and Women & Child Development Ministries and Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary & Secretaries of School Education & Higher Education Departments & other officials.

Earlier, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting with all State and UT’s education ministers. In this meeting, the ministers talked about the upcoming Class 12 board examination and professional course entrance exams.

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