Class 10 board exam canceled, class 12 postponed: CBSE Board

The Board Exams for Class 10 have been canceled, and Class 12 postponed and in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The decision was concluded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a high-level meeting today. The meeting was attended by Pokhriyal, Education Secretary, and other government officials.

In a press note, the Ministry of Education said that “the Board Exams for Class Xth to be held from May 4th to June 14th, 2021 are hereby canceled. The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board.”

“The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter. The situation will be reviewed on June 1st, 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently.” it added.

The parents and students had demanded the cancellation of board exams because of the sudden rise in coronavirus cases all over India. The major concern was that public sitting would increase the chances of the virus spreading rapidly. Students were also anxious about the scenario of them falling sick during the exams.

Recording a steady increase for the 35th day in a row, India registered 1,84,372 new cases in the last 24 hours, hitting the total tally of cases to 1,38,73,825, while the active cases surpassed the 13-lakh mark.

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