The Centre government on Wednesday cancelled the CBSE”s class 10 board exams and postponed its class 12 exams following an exponential surge in COVID-19 cases, a decision that will affect over 21 lakh students across the country.
Exams for Class 12 was postponed and not cancelled because the students will need the scores to apply for higher education.
The decision to hold Class 12 exams will be held after the situation is reviewed on June 1. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has assured that candidates will be informed about the dates at least 15 days in advance.
Although the Class 10 examinations, to be held between May 4 to June 14, have been cancelled, CBSE will still declare list of students who can progress to Class 11.
The board will declare the results depending upon the performance of the students in schools.
Dissatisfied students can appeal against it and may get the chance to take the examination later.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan government has already postponed it’s state board exams for Classes 10 and 12.
It is to be noted PM Modi who is undergoing election campaign in West Bengal vigorously earlier has said, it’s better to cancel class 10 exams than postpone them