Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (Union Education Minister) said today that The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 board exams have been cancelled and Class 12 board exams have been postponed. He further added that Class 10 board results will be prepared on the basis of objective criterion developed by the board and the schedule of Class 12 exams will be announced after reviewing the situation on June 1. The decisions regarding CBSE Classes 10, 12 board exams have been taken in view of the current COVID-19 situation, after a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
However earlier this month, CBSE had said the board will take all the necessary precautions to conduct these exams safely and there is no announcement of postponement.
During the interaction with the education ministers and board officials, the Prime Minister reiterated that the well-being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government. PM Modi 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.
Several students, academicians, and politicians have demanded the cancellation of board exams amid growing COVID-19 numbers. They had used #cancelcbseboardexams2021 on Twitter to call for cancellation of board exams.