The second wave of the ongoing health crisis has officially hit India. With each passing day, the number of positive cases is increasing. This has put a lot of strain on the medical facilities and frontline workers. It has also caused postponement and cancellation of various events. For a while now, even the students of the CBSE Board have been demanding to cancel the examination for their own health and safety.
Now, after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Education has finally arrived at a conclusion. So the education ministry has decided to cancel the class 10 examination and has pushed forward the class 12 examination. The situation will now be reviewed on June 1, 2021, and the new examination dates will be announced thereafter.
As for the CBSE Board students who were to appear for the class 10 examination this year, their results will be prepared on the basis of an ‘objective criterion’ to be developed by the Board. Any student who will not be satisfied with the marks allocated to them on this basis will be presented with an opportunity to appear for the examination when the conditions are normal to conduct the exams.
In 2020, the CBSE Board too had devised a new scheme for class 10 students. A couple of days back, the Ministry of Education and CBSE had held a meeting. It is was in response to the rising demand for cancellation of board exams.
The meeting concluded today will not only be considered by the CBSE board but might also be taken into consideration by exam boards across the states. It might be taken into consideration to bring a uniform policy and guidelines for all education boards in the country.
For a while now, the students have been taking the social media platforms by storm and the hashtag Cancel Board Exams have been trending for a while. With the new update, many students will be relieved.