CBSE Board Exam 2021: Finally, in view of the demand from across the country, the CBSE board has canceled the secondary (10th) examinations and the senior secondary (12th) examinations have been postponed for the time being in view of the status of Covid-19. The decision was taken by the government at a meeting convened by Prime Minister Modi with Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Education Secretary, and CBSE Board officials today, April 14, 2021. State that amidst the ever-increasing number of cases of the covid-19 epidemic, there was a demand from students parents, and teachers across the country as well as chief ministers, several leaders, and public representatives from various states to postpone or cancel the 10th and 12th board examinations of CBSE board.
CBSE Board 10th students to get marks from Internal Assessment
In a meeting with the Prime Minister today, it has been decided to cancel the 10th CBSE Board examinations and evaluate the students on the basis of internal assessment. However, these students have been facilitated by the Government to participate in the 10th Board Examinations at the appropriate time later.
Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking in account the safety and well-being of the students, it is decided as follows:
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 14, 2021
Postponed/Suspended There was a demand to cancel
In view of the increasing corona epidemic infection cases and restrictions being imposed in various states across the country, there is a growing demand for suspension or cancellation of CBSE Board examinations. While some states have postponed board examinations for classes 10 and 12, the Uttar Pradesh state government has been directed by the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday for a two-week full lockdown. In this order, there is a demand from students preparing for CBSE Board examinations as well as parents and teachers to cancel CBSE examinations, and an alternative model for evaluation was being demanded.
Chief Minister has demanded various states
Chief Ministers of various states have demanded the cancellation of CBSE board examinations. The chief minister has already demanded suspension of CBSE board examinations after the suspension of the 10th, 11th, and 12th board examinations in Maharashtra. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday also demanded the cancellation of CBSE board examinations and declaration of results by evaluating them through internal assessment or online examination. Similarly, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also demanded the Central Government and CBSE to postpone CBSE board examinations. However, a decision on suspension of the 10th and 12th examinations of the MP Board is yet to be taken. In addition, opposition leaders have also demanded suspension of CBSE board examinations.
CBSE Board Exams: Cancelled or Postponed?
Students, parents, and teachers as well as several exam experts, academicians are also suggesting postponement or cancellation of CBSE board examinations. According to various media reports published on the basis of inputs received from the Union Ministry of Education and CBSE sources, the chances of cancellation of CBSE board examinations are very low. However, suspension of 10th and 12th board examinations may be considered by the Ministry and the Board.