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India cancels CBSE Class-10 exams, postpones CBSE Class-12 exams

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 Published: 10:09 PM, 14 April 2021  

India cancels CBSE Class-10 exams, postpones CBSE Class-12 exams

India cancels CBSE Class-10 exams, postpones CBSE Class-12 exams

In the wake of coronavirus crisis, India today cancelled CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) Class-10 board exams and postponed Class-12 board exams, which were scheduled for May-June.

The decision was taken today at a high-level meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the chair, according to an official announcement.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, School and Higher Education Secretaries and other top officials attended the meeting.

“Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking in account the safety and well-being of the students, it is decided that the Board Exams for Class 10 are hereby cancelled…and the Board Exams for Class 12 are hereby postponed,” said an official statement.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal welcomed the decision to cancel CBSE class 10 board exams and postpone class 12 exams in view of surge in COVID-19 cases, saying it will provide a great relief to students and their parents.

Meanwhile, more and more people are voicing their concerns about CBSE exams during a raging pandemic and centres turning to be Covid hotspots.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wrote to the central government requesting to cancel the exams to prevent lakhs of students, invigilators, life from being exposed to infection.

Around 21.5 lakh students were to take the Class 10 exams and some 14 lakh students are registered for Class 12, according to the CBSE. 

According to Union Health Ministry data, Covid cases have been spiraling across the country in the deadly second wave of infections as India recorded 1,84,372 new coronavirus cases today in the highest single-day rise so far, with 1,027 deaths.

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