CBSE Class XII Board Exams canceled
Class XII results will be made as per a well-defined objective
criteria in a time-bound manner.
Decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of
Health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and
there would be no compromise on this aspect: PM
Anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put
to an end: PM
Students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a
stressful situation: PM
All stakeholders need to show sensitivity for students: PM
The Prime Minister chaired a review meeting regarding the Class XII
Board exams of CBSE. Officials gave a detailed presentation on the wide
and extensive consultation held so far and views received from all
stakeholders, including State governments.
In view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback
obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class XII Board
Exams would not be held this year. It was also decided that CBSE will
take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per a well-defined
objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has
been taken in the interest of students. He stated that COVID-19 has
affected the academic calendar and the issue of Board Exams has been
causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which
must be put to an end.
PM said that the Covid situation is a dynamic situation across the country.
While the numbers are coming down in the country and some states are
managing the situation through effective micro-containment, some states
have still opted for a lockdown. Students, parents and teachers are
naturally worried about the health of the students in such a situation. PM
said that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a
The Prime Minister stressed that the health and safety of our students is
of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect.
He said that in today’s time, such exams cannot be the reason to put our
youth at risk.
PM said that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity for students. PM
directed officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance
with well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner.
Referring to the wide consultative process, PM expressed appreciation
that a student-friendly decision has been reached after consulting all
stakeholders from across the length and breadth of India. He also thanked
the States for providing feedback on this issue.
It was also decided that like last year, in case some students desire to
take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as
and when the situation becomes conducive.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister had earlier held a high-level meeting on
21/05/21 which was attended by Ministers & officials. Thereafter a
meeting under the Chairmanship of Union Defence Minister was held on
23.05.2021 which was attended by the Education Minsters of States.
Various options for conduct of CBSE examinations were discussed in the
meeting and feedback obtained from the States and UTs.
Today’s meeting was attended by Union Ministers of Home, Defence,
Finance, Commerce, Information & Broadcasting, Petroleum and Women
& Child Development Ministries and Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet
Secretary & Secretaries of School Education & Higher Education
Departments & other officials.
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