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Latest News from CBSE Class 12: Most States Favor Taking Class 12 Board Exams to Study the Options Proposed by CBSE | India News


NEW DELHI: At a high-level meeting on Sunday, most states favored holding the Class Board Exams 12 and said that they would study the two proposals made by the CBSE.
Meanwhile, the Education Ministry has sought detailed suggestions from state governments on this before May 25.
However, states like Maharashtra The government said the “no-test route” for students in class 12 should be actively tested. The governments of Delhi and Kerala suggested vaccinating all students before exams. Bengal, who has not canceled either of his two board exams, will receive a call next week.
Shortly after the meeting, the Union’s education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, said that the government will soon make a decision to remove the uncertainty between students and teachers.

“The meeting was extremely fruitful as we received immensely valuable suggestions. I have asked state governments to send me their detailed suggestions before May 25th. I am confident that we will be able to reach an informed and collaborative decision regarding the exams and eliminate the uncertainty between the students and parents’ minds by informing them of our ending. decision as soon as possible, ”Pokhriyal tweeted.
“I want to reiterate that the safety and future of both students and teachers are of the utmost importance to us,” he added.

Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the meeting for more than two hours. Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar and Sanjay Dhotre were among those who attended the meeting, as well as ministers of education and secretaries from various states and union territories.
CBSE proposes two options
According to a senior official present at the meeting, “It was proposed that CBSE can take exams in the current format for the core subjects and the grading of the remaining subjects can be made on the basis of performance in the assignments for which exams will be taken outside. line. The board said screenings can be done using this option and increasing the number of centers to ensure social distancing.
“The other option that was proposed was to change the pattern of the exam. If this option is chosen, the exams can be taken at the students’ home schools, the duration can be shortened to 90 minutes instead of three hours, and the questions can be objective. Students may also have the option to appear in three of the four subjects in this format. ”
According to officials, the options proposed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as well as the feasibility of executing them, were discussed extensively during the meeting.
A large chunk of students and parents have been demanding the cancellation of the board exams.
The hashtag “cancelboardexams” and #CBSE were also trending on Twitter while the meeting was underway.
Delhi’s Senior Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia said his government is not in favor of the options CBSE is exploring for taking the exams and that going ahead without vaccinating students will turn out to be a big mistake.
“The Delhi government is not in favor of these options. We cannot play with student safety just to fulfill our stubborn wishes. Conducting the test while playing with the safety of the students will turn out to be a big mistake. There are more than 1.5 crore class 12 students across the country and 95 percent of them are over seventeen and a half years old, ”he said at a press conference after the meeting. He suggested that the Center should talk to experts to see if it can be given to students Covishield or Covaxin dosage.
The Kerala government also proposed that the Center vaccinate all school-age children against Covid. In addition, he assured that the state government will take all necessary precautions if the exams are carried out.
Goa’s Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that a decision will be made later on the conduct of the board examinations according to the schedule of the national entrance examinations.
The government of Tamil Nadu proposed that the examinations can be carried out after the Covid-19 situation subsides in the state.
“Like other states, Tamil Nadu also wanted to take the Class 12 exams as they play an important role in deciding the students’ careers,” School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi told reporters, after the conference.
Karnataka State Minister of Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar said it is important to take the Class 12 exams in the interest of students.
Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said: “The Center has given us two options. We could take the exams after the Covid situation improves or we could shorten the exams to make it easier for the students. Since the state is busy preparing for the subsequent Cyclone Yaas, we will make a decision after it passes. ”
The CBSE announced on April 14 the cancellation of Class X exams and postponed Class XII exams due to the increase in Covid-19 cases.
The decision was made at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The April and May editions of the JEE-Mains Engineering Entrance Exam were also postponed. Board examinations, which generally take place in February-March of each year, were scheduled to take place beginning May 4.
The CBSE had announced that a decision on the Class 12 board exams will be made as of June 1.
Schools across the country were closed in March last year to contain the spread of Covid-19 ahead of a national shutdown.

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