Bhubaneswar: The Class XII examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are hereby postponed while the Class X examinations are cancelled, informed Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday.
Pokhriyal said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the examinations to be held at various levels in view of the developing Covid-19 situation.
The Prime Minister reiterated that the well-being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government. He also stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interests of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their academic interests are not harmed.
Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the students, it is decided as follows:
1. The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter.
The situation will be reviewed on 1st June 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations.
2. The Board Exams for Class Xth to be held from 4th May to June 14th, 2021 are hereby cancelled. The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board.
Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams.