CBSE, ICSE Board Class 12 Exams 2021 Updates: CBSE, CISCE cancels Class 12 board exams
In view of the uncertain scenario due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class XII Board Exams would not be held this year. It was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of Class 12 students as per a well-defined objective basis in a time-bound manner.
Following the cancellation of the CBSE Board examination on Tuesday, the Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has also cancelled its ISC examination for this year.
Gerry Arathoon, chief executive, CISCE, told that the Class 12 students will now be evaluated through an alternative scheme. “The details of that will be worked out soon and will be available to the media personalities,” he said.
The CBSE has released an official notification stating that the postponed Class 12 exams now stands scrapped. “Any student who is not satisfied with the assessment has an option to appear in the exam as and when the situation becomes normal”, reads the official statement by CBSE.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a meeting with union ministers, cabinet secretary and other stakeholders to discuss the scenario of Class 12 board exams and review all the possible options on the exam. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman were also part of the meeting amidst others.
The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE exams has been taken in the common interest of students. He stated that COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of Board Exams has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be scrapped.