A high-level meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was held yesterday to review the examinations to be held at various levels, given the present COVID-19 circumstances in the country. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, School and Higher Education Secretaries, and other top officials attended the meeting.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the well-being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government. He also stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interests of the students, ensuring their health safety and at the same time not harming their academic interests.
An overview was given on the upcoming class 10th and 12th CBSE board examinations. Seeing the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country, schools have been shut down in 11 states.
Unlike State Boards, CBSE has an all-India character, and therefore, it is essential to hold exams simultaneously throughout the country. Taking into consideration the present COVID situation and school closures, and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the students, the following has is decided in the meeting:
- The Board Examinations for Class 12th to be held from May 4 to June 14 have been postponed and will be held hereafter. The situation will be reviewed on June 1 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of a minimum of 15 days will be given before the commencement of the examinations.
- The Board Examinations for Class 10th to be held from May 4 to June 14 stand canceled. The results of the Class 10th Board will be prepared based on 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 allowed to sit in the exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams.
Below is the notice issued: