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CBSE Class 12 Board examinations cancelled due to Covid-19


The Union government on Tuesday decided to cancel the CBSE class 12 examinations keeping in mind safety of students. The decision was taken after Education Secretary briefed the ministers on possible options available regarding exams during a high-level meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi 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.

PM also said that COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of board examinations has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end.

“CBSE will now take steps to compile the results of Class 12 students according to a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner,” the PMO release said. Like last year, in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them as and when the situation becomes conducive.

In a media release, the CBSE said, officials gave a detailed presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who chaired a review meeting on Tuesday evening in this regard.

A plea to cancel the Class 12 board exams has also been filed in SC in view of the COVID19 pandemic across the country. The matter will also be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The next hearing regarding cancellation of Class 12 exams is on June 3, 2021.

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