The central government on Wednesday cancelled CBSE Board exams for Class 10th and postponed 12th exams until May 30 due to rising COVID-19 incidents. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Pokhriyal, the Education Secretary, and other government officials were present at the meeting.
"The Board Exams for Class Xth to be held from 4th May to June 14th, 2021 are hereby cancelled. The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. 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," the Education Ministry said in the press release.
"The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter. The situation will be reviewed on 1st June 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations," the press release added.