The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) are yet to take any decision on Class 10 and Class 12 board exams. “Whatever is being spread as cancelled is rumour…requesting students not to believe them,” the official said.
After postponing the exams from April 2021, the exams were scheduled to be held from May 4 to May 21.
“All the practical examinations of Class 10 and 12 of the year 2021 are postponed with immediate effect. Further information in this regard will be published later,” the JAC said.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said, “Holding Class 12 board exams in the state would not be appropriate in the wake of the present COVID-19 situation.” “If the suggestions received from the stakeholders are considered, there is a consensus on postponement of the examination… People feel that maintaining social distance will not be possible if the exams are conducted and children can get infected…” Mr Soren added.
However, the students expressed that if protocols are being taken to curb the spread of Covid19, they are ready to appear for examinations.