The government has postponed CBSE Board Exams for class 12th and exams for class 10th stands cancelled.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a meeting with the Union Education Minister and other senior officials in New Delhi and reviewed the matter of CBSE Board exams which was scheduled to be held in next month.
The Prime Minister asserted 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 interest of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their acedmic interests are not harmed.
Considering the present situation of the pandemic and school closures and also taking into account the safety and well being of the students the board exams for class 12th have been postponed.
These exams will now be held at later date after reviewing the situation on 1st June of this year.
The Education Ministry has informed that a notice of at least 15 days will be given in advance before the commencement of the examinations.
In the meeting, it was also decided that the board exam for the class 10th would be canceled and the results would be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board.
The Ministry has said, any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated on the basis of criterion developed by the Board would be given an opportunity to sit in a exam as and when the condition would become conducive.
Several states have raised the demand to cancel the Board exams in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases.