The decision came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and other senior officials in the Ministry today. Meanwhile, India today saw its highest ever single-day rise in Covid cases of 1.84 lakh. Here are the latest figures:
Total cases: 1,38,73,825
Total recoveries: 1,23,36,036
Active cases: 13,65,704
Death toll: 1,72,085
Total vaccination: 11,11,79,578
The exams were scheduled to be held from May 4.
“The board exams for class 10 are cancelled. The result will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion developed by the board,” a Ministry of Education (MoE) official said.
“Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks will be given an opportunity to sit for exams when the situation is conducive.
“The class 12 exams have been postponed and a review of the situation will be done after June 1. Students will be given at least a 15-day notice before the exams are conducted,” the official added.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on CBSE board exams decision
I am happy that Class 10 exams are being cancelled and dates are being rescheduled for class 12 exams. Like Class 10 students, I appeal to the govt to promote Class 12 students on the basis of internal assessment: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams.
CBSE will review situation on June 1
Class 12 CBSE board exams postponed, Class 10 CBSE board exams cancelled
The Board Exams for class Xth were earlier scheduled to be held from 4th May to June 14th, 2021
CBSE cancels class 10 board exams, results to be prepared on basis of objective criterion developed by it : Ministry of Education