CBSE, CISCE Boards cancels class 12 board exams for this year.
The decision is that the Class XII Board Exams will not be held this year due to the unpredictable conditions caused by COVID and the feedback received from many stakeholders.
The CBSE would take the initiatives to compile the results of Class 12 students in a timely way on the basis of effective objective criteria.
The Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has canceled its ICSE exams for this year, after the cancellation of the CBSE Board examination on Tuesday.
According to Gerry Arathoon, CISCE’s chief executive, the Class 12 pupils will now be graded using a different method. He remarks, “The details of that will be working out soon and available to you.”
The CBSE issued an official statement announcing that the Class 12 exams that were postponed are now cancelled.
The official statement from CBSE adds, “Any student who is not pleased with the assessment has the option to appear in the exam as and when the circumstance becomes conducive.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a meeting with union ministers, cabinet secretaries, and other stakeholders to address the circumstances surrounding the Class 12 board exams and to go over all of the exam possibilities.
Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, and Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance, are among those attending the meeting.
The decision on Class 12 CBSE exams, according to the Prime Minister, is in the best interests of students. COVID-19 has impacted the academic calendar, and the problem of Board Exams has caused significant worry among students, parents, and instructors, which he believes must be addressed.
What criteria will they use to evaluate the students now for class 12?
In response, Ms. Sengupta said, “The answer they come up with will be another logical, and wise approach. However, it may not be ideal for everyone. Certainly, there will be some issues that persist, for which they have provided mitigation methods.”
“Include class 10th board examination result, internal assessment of class 11th and 12th. Because class 11th and 12th internal assessments are according to the CBSE circular,” Meeta Sengupta said.
The government states that results will be out in a timely way based on an objective standard. The students, as well as parents, have some concerns.
Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister, has also expressed his support for the central government’s decision. “I am glad that there will be no more class 12 exams. All of us were concerned about the health of our children. A big relief,” the CM said on Twitter.
PM over the conference, said to all parties to be sensitive to the needs of students. According to him, the Covid scenario is a fluid one across the country. Pupils, parents, and teachers are understandably concerned about the students’ health in such a situation. And also there must be the elimination of the board test anxiety.