Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today that there will be no Class 12 board examinations this year. This put an end to weeks of concern with students and parents over the country’s Covid pandemic. According to PM office, the decision was made owing to “uncertain situations” caused by COVID-19 and based on comments from various stakeholders. The CBSE Class 12 results will be determined on the basis of well-defined objective criteria in a time-bounded progressive manner, similar to the decision taken in April for the CBSE Class 10 board exams 2021.
In the midst of the Covid-19 situation, a review meeting was called on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the status of the CBSE and other state board exams. Officials presented a full overview of the vast and thorough consultations that have taken place thus far, as well as the feedback received from all stakeholders, including state governments.
The evaluation standards, on the other hand, have not yet been finalised. The board agreed to take steps to compile the results in a methodical and time-bound manner. It was also said that if students wanted to take the exams, CBSE would schedule them at a later date when it was more convenient to do so.
“Class XII results will be made as per well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner,” the PM said.
In a tweet, Prime Minister wrote, “Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as future of our youth.”
He stated that the worry that students, parents, and teachers are experiencing as a result of the prospect of CBSE board exams must be addressed. He stated that such exams cannot be the reason for putting our young in danger in today’s world.
Around 21.5 lakh students registered for the Class 10 exams while 14 lakh candidates registered for those of Class 12th CBSE Board Examination.
PM Modi expressed his gratitude for the extensive consultation process, noting that a student-friendly choice was achieved after consulting all stakeholders from throughout India. The PM also thanked the states for their input on the matter. The current Covid-19 issue, according to PM Modi, is a dynamic one across the country. While the country’s COVID cases are decreasing and some states are effectively handling the problem through micro-containment, some states have chosen for a lockdown. In such a setting, kids, parents, and teachers are understandably concerned about the students’ health.