Class 12 board examination 2021: Postponed and might get cancelled due to rise in COVID-19 cases


CBSE exams postponed till July due to the rise in Covid-19 cases Image source: India Today Since Covid-19 cases are on a spike right now, the Central Board of Education has decided to postpone the class 12 board examination yet again. Final decision: June 1, 2021

The government and the education department members have decided to hold a meeting on June 1st, 2021, and will take a final call on class 12 board exams, after reviewing the coronavirus situation. However, according to reports, its says if the situation worsens, the CBSE would follow the same path as for class 10 i.e. postponement. At present, the Union Ministry of Education and other agencies related to examinations are engaged in serious brainstorming on this subject Different sets of opinions:

Manju Rana, Director, and Principal Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Vasundra, Ghaziabad, is totally against the cancellation of the class 12 board examination and is of opinion that these exams are the touchstone of academic assessment in higher education. She further added that the criterion of standardization of marks for class 10, shouldn’t be extrapolated to class 12, because college education is found on quality high school education which can be best evaluated through board examination. The officials said, exams cannot be delayed after the month of July, since the entire exam process takes a month or two, the evaluation, result declaration, and in some cases, rechecking of copies. If the results will be declared by August, when will the students take admission to college? Meanwhile, other experts are saying that the current scenario has been very traumatic and times have been rough, and in this scenario, it’s best not to hold a board examination. There might some other way to assess the students like it was done in the case of the class 10 batch. Campaigns to cancel exams:

The parents and students have the same opinion and say that they should be marked on the basis of their internal assessment. Students are running a Twitter campaign to cancel class 12 CBSE student #cancelclass12thboardexams2021 and other related hashtags, asking authorities concerned to cancel class 12 board examinations.

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