In view of the uncertain conditions due to Covid-19, the government has cancelled the CBSE Class 12 Board exams this year. The decision to scrap the exams was taken at a review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the feedback obtained from various stakeholders. The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE exams has been taken in the interest of students. He stated that COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of Board Exams has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end.
The Prime Minister chaired a review meeting regarding the Class XII Board exams of CBSE. Officials gave a detailed presentation on the wide and extensive consultation held so far and views received from all stakeholders, including State governments.
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. PM said that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation.
“The health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect. He said that in today’s time, such exams cannot be the reason to put our youth at risk,” PM Modi said.
CBSE Class 12 Board Exams: How will be the results prepared
-The government said that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of Class 12 students as per well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
-It was also decided that like last year, in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as and when the situation becomes conducive.
PM said that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity to students. He also directed officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance with well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner.
Today’s meeting 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.