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CBSE Postpones Class 12 Board Exams, Cancels Class 10 Meetings: Highlights | India News


NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) postponed the class 12 board exams on Wednesday and canceled the class 10 board exams due to the persistent Covid-19 situation in the country.
The decision was made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting with the education ministry and CBSE officials to review the exams to be conducted at various levels.
At the meeting, officials gave an overview to the Prime Minister of the class 10 and 12 board exams that will take place starting next month.
Prime Minister Modi reiterated that the welfare of students must be the top priority for the government, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said in a tweet.
“The Center will take into account the best interests of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of while their academic interests are not undermined,” Pokhriyal quoted the prime minister as saying.

In addition to the Union education minister, the meeting was also attended by the prime minister’s chief secretary, the cabinet secretary, the secretaries of schools and higher education and other senior officials.
Class 12 exams postponed
Board examinations for Class 12 that were scheduled to take place May 4 to June 14 have been postponed and will take place only after the board reviews the situation on June 1.
Notice will be given at least 15 days before the start of the exams. Details will be shared later, the union’s education minister said.
Class 10 exams canceled
The board exams for Class 10 to be held May 4 – June 14 have been canceled. The results of the Class 10 meeting will be prepared based on objective criteria to be developed by the CBSE.
Any candidate who is not satisfied with the grades assigned to him on this basis will have the opportunity to sit for an exam when conditions are conducive to taking the exams, the union minister said.

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