Following the cancellation of Class 12 exams, the CBSE has constituted a 12 member committee to decide on the criteria for the results.
The committee, which comprises Joint Secretary Education, Vipin Kumar, Commissioners of the Kendriya and Navodaya Vidyalayas, and representatives from the CBSE, and UGC among other, will have to submit its report in 10 days.
The Centre on Tuesday (1 June) had decided to cancel the CBSE Class 12 board exams for 2021, in view of the Covid situation.
The decision was taken after a review meeting chaired by the Prime Minister. Originally, the exam was scheduled to be held in May 2021.
After the meeting, PM Modi tweeted: “After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as future of our youth.”
He said, “In today’s time, such exams cannot be the reason to put youth at risk, said the Prime Minister, adding that COVID-19 has already affected the academic calendar and the issue of board exams has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers.”
“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,” a statement by the Prime Minister's Office said on 1 June.
Following this, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) scrapped the ISC (Class 12) exams for this year, saying that a scheme for evaluating the students will be announced soon.
Some states have also cancelled the Class 12 board exams.
(With inputs from IANS)
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