CBSE 2021: Class 10 Board Exams Cancelled, internal assessment to be considered for promotion; Class 12 Board Exams postponed

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Highlights on CBSE Board Exams 2021:

On 14th April CBSE cancelled the Class 10th Board exams while the Union Education Minister announced that the students will be promoted on the basis of internal assessment and practical exams. However, CBSE has postponed the Class 12th Board exams owing to the rising COVID-19 cases.

Mumbai: Due to the rise in the COVID -19 cases, on 14th April CBSE cancelled Class 10th board exams. It has also postponed the Class 12th exams. The Class 10 and 12 CBSE Board exams were scheduled to begin from 4th May.

Earlier today, the Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, had said, “CBSE Class 10 board exams have been cancelled due to the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic in India. The results of Class 10 students will be prepared on the basis of an ‘objective criterion’, which will be developed by the CBSE.”

He further said, “CBSE will develop a system to promote Class 10 students, which will use internal assessments and practical exam marks. However, CBSE has so far not announced any scheme for evaluation”.

However, the CBSE’s fair criteria to grade the students have evoked mixed reactions from the students and teachers. Some of the students are of the opinion that grading them on the basis of internal assessment and practical exams is not fair as they have prepared hard for the Board exams. While some of the teachers are in favour of this grading system some do not consider it to be fair with students.

As far as Class 12th Board exams are concerned, CBSE shall review the situation on 1st June and will then make a decision. However, CBSE shall give a notice of 15 days before commencement of the exams. Class 12 students should continue their preparation as the exams have not been cancelled yet and only postponed. Usually, they also appear for various competitive and entrance exams, so they should keep in mind that their preparations are not hampered.

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Neha Jain

Neha Jain is a teacher and a content writer with a good understanding of Education sector in India.

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