Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting on Wednesday about the upcoming CBSE Board exams 2021, after which the Ministry of Education postponed the Class 12 exams and cancelled the Class 10 board exams.
“The results of Class 10 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, ”the ministry said in a statement.
For the Class 12 exam, the government will review the situation on June 1 to determine new dates and make an announcement at least two weeks before the exam begins.
The 10th and 12th class exams are scheduled to begin before May 4th.
However, ministry officials have made it clear that canceling or participating in online exams is not an option for 12th grade students.
The announcement comes after a surge in coronavirus cases across the country and a growing chorus of voices from students and state governments calling for board exams to be postponed.
On Tuesday, Arvind Kejriwal asked the Central government to reconsider the CBSE exam schedule. Maharashtra made a similar request, urging the education ministry to develop a national consensus and possibly postpone CBSE grades X and XII, as well as other school board examinations.