CBSE Board examination news: Class 10 exams cancelled, Class 12 exams postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases
The decision regarding the board examinations was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday cancelled class 10 exams and postponed class 12 exams in view of surge in COVID-19 cases.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PTI reported.
In a series of tweets, Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, "Honourable Prime Minister reiterated 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 interests of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their academic interests are not harmed."
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.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 14, 2021
With inputs from PTI
The theory paper will likely comprise of 80 marks, while the remaining 20 marks is allotted for internal assessment. This year, the board exam papers will have more internal choice questions, objective type questions
The HRD Ministry has announced that CBSE will conduct the pending Class 10 and Class 12 board exams, which were postponed due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown, from 1 to 15 July
CBSE Board Exams 2020: Decision on CBSE Class 10 and 12 exam dates likely today, says HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
The decision on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 and Class 12 examination dates is likely to be taken today. On Tuesday, Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal had said in a webinar that the decision on the CBSE board exams would be taken in a day or two and the new dates will be announced soon.