Kohima, June 01 (NEx): The Class XII Board Exams of Central Board of School Education (CBSE) is cancelled for the year 2021 in view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders.
It was decided in a review meeting chaired by the Prime Minister regarding the Class XII Board exams of CBSE. It was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students and 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. He said that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation.
The Prime Minister stressed that the health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect. He directed officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance with well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner.
It was further decided that like previous 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.
The 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.