CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 Latest News Update: To be POSTPONED till July?
Amidst the ongoing pandemic situation there are apprehensions that the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 may be postponed till July.
CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 Latest Update: Due to the spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 and postponed the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 last month. However, amidst the ongoing pandemic situation there are apprehensions that the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 may be postponed till July. The students are requested to keep an eye on the CBSE official website at cbse.nic.in for any latest updates.
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The CBSE had earlier informed that the decision regarding the revised dates of the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 will be taken after a thorough review of the COVID-19 situation in the country on June 1, 2021. Initially, the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 was scheduled to start from May 4, 2021 and continue till June 14, 2021. In the meantime, a CBSE official while talking to a leading portal informed that following a review of the COVID-19 situation in the country in June, the CBSE will take a final call on the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021.
While speaking to India TV, the CBSE official pointed out, "If the exams could not be conducted in July, then we cannot further delay conducting the exam. As the entire exam process takes more than a month including evaluation of copies and result declaration. If suppose the result be declared by the end of August, how will the students take admission in varsities, higher education institutions."
Incidentally, the CBSE has announced the assessment criteria for CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 students. For CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 assessment, 20 marks are allotted to internal assessment and 80 marks for the year-end board exams. As the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 has been cancelled, the CBSE-affiliated schools will assess the 80 marks of the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 students in the following ways:
a) based on the marks scored by the candidate in different tests/exams conducted by the school in the course of the year
b) the marks should be in consonance with the past performance of the school in CBSE Class 10 Board exams
According to several experts, given the current scenario, the option to cancel CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 cannot be ruled out. A retired teacher told Times Now, "Many students have lost a family member to the pandemic – they are young 17 or 18-year-olds and already worried about life, tackling grief and uncertainty. With all that is happening, the government must consider canceling the exams and finding an alternative assessment plan like they have done for class 10."
As of now there has been no official confirmation from CBSE. All eyes are on the crucial meeting on June 1, 2021, that will decide whether the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 will be cancelled or further postponed till the month of July.
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