CBSE 12th board exams updates: Will CBSE class 12 exams be cancelled or conducted amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic? Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting on Class 12 board exams on Tuesday evening. The Prime Minister will be briefed about all the possible options for Class 12 students. The Centre will file their reply in the apex court on 3 June on CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021.
Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank who is now admitted to Delhi AIIMS due to post-Covid-related complications, last month said that an “informed, collaborative” decision on conducting the class 12 board exams will be taken by 1 June.
The ministry had recently sought detailed suggestions from the states and Union Territories on the proposals discussed in a high-level meeting held on the issue.
After discussion between state and central ministers, the government has come up with three alternatives:
Option A: holding exams for only major subjects.
Option B: holding exams on a new format including short answer-type questions.
Option C: assessing students based on their performance in the past three academic years.
The CBSE had on 14 April announced cancellation of Class 10 exams and postponement of Class 12 exams in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases.
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Vaccination before exams, demand Delhi CM Kejriwal
Joining the chorus, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has again asked the government to cancel the Class 12 board examinations and evaluate students on basis of past performance.
However, the Delhi CM has once again reiterated his demand for “vaccination before exams”. Kejriwal demanded that all the students should be vaccinated before appearing for the board examination.
PM Modi calls important meeting today evening
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an important meeting regarding Class 12 Board Examinations today evening. The PM will be briefed on all possible options, as a result of the extensive discussions with all states and other stakeholders.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an important meeting regarding Class 12 Board Examinations, this evening. He will be briefed on all possible options, as a result of the extensive discussions with all states and other stakeholders,” the Government of India sources told news agency ANI.
Ramesh Pokhriyal admitted to AIIMS
Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank admitted to AIIMS due to post COVID complications today: AIIMS officials.
According to AIIMS officials, Pokhriyal was brought to the hospital at 11:30 am on Tuesday morning.
The education Minister had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 21.
Priyanka Vadra advocates not holding Class 12 board exams
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and advocated not holding Class 12 board exams amid the pandemic, saying children will be subjected to great injustice if they are pushed into circumstances that endanger their lives.
RSS-affiliated body urges PM to ensure exam is held
An RSS-affiliated body on education on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to ensure that the Class 12 Board Exam 2021 is held. The affiliated body suggested various options including changing the pattern to objective and allowing students to solve question papers at home etc.
Decision to be communicated to Supreme Court
On Monday, the Centre informed the Supreme Court it will take a final decision within the next two days on whether to conduct class 12 board exams amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
CBSE proposal on 12th exam
The CBSE had proposed conducting the exams between July 15-August 26 and the result to be declared in September.
FICCI demands cancellation of Class 12 exams
FICCI has written to the central government to cancel the Class 12 exams, cautioning that the current situation due to COVID-19 is not conducive for conducting a physical examination.
CBSE had cancelled the 10th exam
The CBSE had on April 14 announced the cancellation of class 10 exams and postponement of class 12 exams in view of the surge in coronavirus cases.
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