No decision has been made, yet: CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021
The CBSE announced on Friday that it had not yet decided on the CBSE Class 12 board exams in 2021. In light of the present Covid-19 situation, students have been asking for the exams to be cancelled as they wait for the CBSE date sheet 2021.
On Friday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced that it had yet to decide on the CBSE Class 12 board exams for 2021. Thousands of students and parents have been calling for the cancellation of the CBSE 12th board exams in light of the current Covid situation, even as they wait for the CBSE date sheet 2021.
"Contrary to common belief, it has been clarified that no such decision (exam cancellation) has been taken regarding the class 12 board exam. Any decision taken in this case will be made public as soon as possible," according to a senior CBSE official.
The official was responding to a concern that the CBSE Class 12 board exams in 2021 may be postponed.
CBSE Class 12 board exams might get cancelled.
In the meantime, a senior education ministry official told the media that the CBSE 12th board exams could be scrapped, and that the CSBE may review the situation and “likely have to sort out an alternative evaluation scheme for the Class 12 students.”
Following a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CBSE announced on 14th April that the CBSE 10th board exams would be cancelled in 2021 and the CBSE Class 12 board exams will be postponed.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the CBSE board tests, which usually take place in February and March, were pushed back to 4th May.
The sudden increase in Covid-19 cases in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, however, caused CBSE to reconsider the situation and plan to reconsider holding the CBSE Class 12 board exams after 1st June. Students will be given a 15-day notice period before the tests, according to the commission.
CBSE released exam marking policy for 10th board
CBSE revealed an alternate marking and evaluation scheme for CBSE Class 10 students whose board exams were cancelled due to Covid-19 earlier this month.
According to the policy, while each subject will receive 20 points for internal evaluation each year, the remaining 80 points will be determined based on the student's results in different tests or exams during the year.
Schools are closing
Following a drop in Covid-19 cases at the end of last year, schools began reopening in October 2020. Due to the pandemic and the national lockdown, they had been closed for physical classes since March 2020.
Physical classes, on the other hand, have been suspended in most states due to an increase in cases in the second wave of the pandemic.
The CBSE board exams had to be suspended in the middle of March last year. They were later cancelled, and the results were released using a different grading system.
According to data updated on Friday by the Union Health Ministry, India's COVID-19 count of cases rose to 2,40,46,809, while the death toll rose to 2,62,317, with 4,000 new fatalities.