Students reject CBSE’s options of shorter exams for Class 12& |  Photo Credit: Representative Image
Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE on Sunday presented its solution for the pending Class 12 Board Exams 2021. The board offered to conduct the exams only for the major subjects. Students, however, have called the options as unacceptable as the risk associated remains high.
Even as many states have come forward and announced their decision to conduct the Class 12 examinations, students and parents are asking for cancellation. Students continue to appeal the board as well as experts to cancel all Class 12 Board Examinations 2021. As for the options proposed, most of them rejected them.
In a poll conducted online, over 85% of over 12000 respondents did not like the proposal. Only 14% respondents were agreeable to the plan of conducting CBSE Board exams in shorter duration and in objective type format. Check CBSE 12th Board Exams 2021 Live Updates
Speaking on the options, Shahi, a class 12 student of Greenfields Public School said that options did nothing to mitigate the risk. “ We are asking for cancellation as offline exams are risky. Its not guarantee that you would get infected only if you write 5 papers and not 4 papers. The contention is sitting in classrooms and writing the exam!” she pointed out.
Abhishek, another Class 12 student, however, shared that the alternative was good. “Biggest concern was writing exams with masks on for 3 hours. But 90 minute or 1 hour can be managed. We all know exams are important, and students have been writing entrance exams. Just because I am an Arts student does not mean that there is no competition! It is scary but right now everything is,” he says.
For most students, however, the answer was a request for cancellation. Apart from the fear, many shared a general fatigue and mental stress. “My grandmother passed away, my father was in the hospital. I have seen what this disease can do…I am in no frame of mind to write the exam!” shared Aparna, another student of Bal Bharti school.
While one can’t deny the concerns raised by students, the question of future security continues to baffle all. Even with vaccination, which takes about 2 months to build immunity, the challenge of vaccinating nearly 80 lakh students across the country is a concern. Hopefully, a suitable decision keeping al aspects in mind would be taken soon.