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CBSE assesses the 12th exams for core subjects only | India News


NEW DELHI: With the Covid-19 pandemic across the country, the CBSE has been reflecting several options for Class XII Board exams, including taking them only for “core subjects”, either in the usual format or in schools that take it for their own students in a shorter format and duration. A high-level meeting has been called on Sunday to discuss various options for conducting the entrance exams and the Class XII Board.
However, CBSE sources said that conducting examinations in the current scenario does not seem feasible, while ‘#cancelboardexams’ became the main trend on Twitter shortly after Sunday’s meeting was announced.
Announcing the meeting, minister of education Ramesh Pokhriyal He said: “The prime minister has wished that any decision affecting the career of students should be made in broad consultation with all state governments and stakeholders.” He said Sunday’s meeting will be chaired by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and the Union Minister will also attend. Prakash Javadekar Y Smriti Irani.

CBSE assesses the 12th exams for core subjects only | India News

“All state ministers and secretaries of education have been asked to attend this meeting and share their views regarding the upcoming exams. This virtual meeting will take place at 11:30 am ”, he said.
A source from CBSE said: “The Board has been holding discussions on the Class XII exams that were postponed in April due to the pandemic. However, as the situation is still far from normal, the Board is considering various options including taking the exam for core subjects as well as cancellation. However, no decision has been made yet, as the definition of the main topic is complicated. For example, for a student with one vocational subject among the five required, that would be a major subject. ”
A senior CBSE official said a final call would be taken in the first week of June after reviewing the situation and based on input from the Ministry of Education.
“Another option is to take the exams of the main subjects in a shorter format of 90 minutes with short answers and the centers would be the candidates’ schools of origin,” said the official. He said that in any situation, the Board would need two to three months to complete the process.
As soon as the announcement of the high-level meeting was made, the students used Twitter to tag the PM, CBSE, Pokhriyal and others with more than 3.5 lakh of tweets recorded until 8pm on Saturday.
One student, Pawan Kumar, tweeted tagging Pokhriyal and CBSE to say: “If you don’t trust their security policy for offline meetings, don’t even think about the offline exams. No offline meetings = no online exams. ”
Shalini Chaudhary tweeted: “Sir, it will be very difficult for those children whose parents or relatives have Covid. Everyone says that everyone has a lot of time to study, but family problems are also responsible. those students who lost their parents how will they cope. “Soumyodeep Dolui said:” Dear CBSE, last year I lost my father due to Covid, this year I suffered and was extremely depressed during that period … very scared why not I have money for hospitalization. I don’t want to lose anyone else or myself. ”

Times of India