CBSE Class 12 board exams cancelled; PM Modi says decision in interest of students


NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday cancelled the CBSE Class 12 board examinations for this year due to the Covid situation in the country.

The CBSE had already cancelled the board examinations for Class 10 students.

The decision was taken during a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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PM Modi said that the decision has been taken in the interest of students.

He said 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 put to an end, according to a statement by the government.

The statement said that Class 12 results will be decided as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.

“PM said that the Covid situation is a dynamic situation across the country. While the numbers are coming down in the country and some states are managing the situation through effective micro-containment, some states have still opted for a lockdown. Students, parents and teachers are naturally worried about the health of the students in such a situation,” according to the statement.

The Prime Minister made it clear that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation.

The Prime Minister stressed that the health and safety of students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect.

He said that in today’s time, such exams cannot be the reason to put our youth at risk, the statement said.

During the meeting, the PM directed all the stakeholders to show sensitivity towards the students.

He also asked officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance with well-defined criteria and in a fair and time-bound manner.

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