Class 12 Board Exams 2021 Cancelled: Relief for Students

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PM Modi said that the judgment on the Class 12 CBSE board exams had been taken in students’ interest due to the uncertain situation formed due to the pandemic. The Prime Minister was summarized and detailed all the possible options for Class 12 students.

In a critical meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, it was decided to cancel the CBSE Class 12 Exams.

A review meeting was held yesterday from 5:30 pm to review the fate of the CBSE and other state board exams during the ongoing pandemic. Officials gave a detailed presentation on the comprehensive and extensive consultation held so far and views obtained from all stakeholders, including the state governments.

During the critical meet of PM Modi with Union Ministers and other officials, it was also decided that CBSE will compile the results of Class 12 students according to a “well-defined objective criteria” in a time-bound manner.

PM assured that Class XII results would be made as per well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.

PM Narendra Modi has declared the class 12 board exam cancellation this year due to the pandemic situation. In a tweet, PM wrote that the Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a student-friendly decision, one that safeguards the health and future of our youth.

PM also announced that the decision on Class 12 CBSE exams had been taken in students’ interest. He stated that coronavirus had affected the academic calendar. Board Exams have created immense anxiety amongst students, parents, and teachers, which must be settled, once and for all.

The health and safety of the students would be of utmost importance, and there would be no compromise on this aspect, as told by PM. He said that such examinations could not be the reason to put our youth at risk in today’s time.

Students must not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation, told PM Modi, adding that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity.

Referring to the broad consultative process, PM Modi expressed appreciation that a student-friendly decision has been moved after consulting all stakeholders from over the length and breadth of India. The PM also thanked the states for providing feedback on this issue.

PM Modi also said the prevailing Covid-19 situation is a progressive situation across the country. While the figures are coming down in the country and some states regulate the condition through effective micro-containment, few states have still opted for a lockdown. Students, teachers, and parents are naturally worried about the students’ health in such a situation.

It was also determined that, like last year, some students aspire to take the exam, that kind of an option would be provided to them by CBSE as and when the situation becomes conducive.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia welcomes the decision to cancel the Class 12 CBSE exams. The minister who also holds the Education Minister portfolio said: “Students should be evaluated based on their past performances.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an important meeting regarding the prospect of Class 12 Board Examinations on Tuesday evening. Along with PM Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javadekar, and the CBSE chairman were also present at the critical meeting.

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