CBSE class 12th board examinations cancelled; PM Modi says, decision on exams taken in the interest of students
By Our Correspondent, 02/06/2021, New Delhi

The Union Government has decided to cancel the CBSE class 12th board examinations. It has been 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 XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner. It was also decided that in case some students desire to take the exams like last year, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE as and when the situation becomes conducive.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. The Prime Minister said, the decision on Class 12 CBSE exams was taken in the interest of students. He said that COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of Board Exams had been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end. The Prime Minister said that the COVID situation is a dynamic situation across the country. He said, while the numbers are coming down in the country and some states are managing the situation through effective micro-containment measures, some states have still opted for a lockdown.

He said, students, parents and teachers are naturally worried about the health of the students in such a situation. The Prime Minister said, 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, such exams cannot be the reason to put the youth at risk. He directed officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance with well-defined criteria in a fair and time-bound manner.