Tomorrow, a high-level virtual meeting will be held with all Education Ministers, Education Secretaries, Chairpersons of State Examination Boards, and stakeholders to discuss proposals for the conduct of Class XII exams and entrance examinations for professional courses.
In a letter to states/UTs, Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ stated that the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, and CBSE are exploring options for conducting examinations while keeping the safety and security of students and teachers in mind.
The letter stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on many areas, including education, particularly board exams and entrance exams. In light of the current situation, almost all State Education Boards, as well as CBSE and ICSE, have postponed their Class XII examinations for 2021. Similarly, the National Testing Agency (NTA) and other national exam-conducting agencies have postponed the entrance exams for admissions to professional courses. As the conduct of Class XII examinations has an impact on State Board exams and other entrance exams across the country, it is preferable that a considered decision about Class XII CBSE examinations is made in the interest of all students across the country, based on input from various State Governments and UT Administrations.
Shri Pokhriyal has also solicited feedback from all stakeholders – students, parents, teachers, and others – via Twitter.