CBSE Class 12 board exam 2021: will it be postponed till July?

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will review the COVID-19 situation in June before taking a final decision about class 12 board exams, a CBSE official has clarified. This comes amid rife speculations that CBSE may postpone class 12 board exams this year.

CBSE may adopt the assessment plan of class 10, the CBSE official said, adding that it is too early to say anything.

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“If the exams could not be conducted in July, then we can not 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”, the CBSE official was quoted as saying in a report published by India TV news.

At the same, several experts have supported the decision to cancel Class 12 exam and said that under the current COVID-19, it can’t be dismissed. They have also suggested CBSE to adopt an alternative assessment to deal with the situation.

“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 cancelling the exams and finding an alternative assessment plan like they have done for class 10″, a retired teacher was quoted as telling Times Now.

The Education Minister has announced that the decision about the new exam schedule will be taken on June 1. Class 12 board exams were earlier scheduled for March.

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