The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, School and Higher Education Secretaries and other top officials attended the meeting.
The pandemic situation in the country is seeing a resurgence of COVID 19 positive cases in many states, with a few states having been affected more than others. In this situation, schools have been shut down in 11 states.
Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking in account the safety and well-being of the students, the govt has decided to postpone the CBSE Board Exams 2021.
CBSE Class 12th Board Exam Postponed
The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter. The situation will be reviewed on 1st June 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations.
CBSE Class 10th Board Exam Cancelled
The Board Exams for Class Xth to be held from 4th May to June 14th, 2021 are hereby cancelled. The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams.
A great relief for students, parents: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal welcomed the decision to cancel CBSE class 10 board exams and postpone class 12 exams. “I am glad that the exams have been cancelled/postponed. This is a great relief for lakhs of students and their parents,” Kejriwal tweeted.
I am glad that the exams have been cancelled/postponed. This is a great relief for lakhs of students and their pare… https://t.co/qrX3jYN7Bw
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 1618390079000
Glad govt cancelled 10th exam, take final decision on 12th exam too: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also welcomed Centre decision to cancel 10th board exams and urged govt to decide on 12th exam too. “Glad the government has finally cancelled the 10th standard exams however a final decision MUST be taken for the 12th grade too. Keeping students under undue pressure until June makes no sense. It’s unfair. I urge the government to decide now,” she tweeted on Wednesday.
Glad the government has finally cancelled the 10th standard exams however a final decision MUST be taken for the 1… https://t.co/aSVXDlCxqe
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) 1618390916000