New Delhi: Amid mounting pressure on the Center to postpone the CBSE Board exams to be held next month, the Education Ministry decided to postpone the Class 12 exams after consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The ministry will review the situation on June 1 to decide the new dates. The Ministry has canceled the Class 10 examination. However, it is not yet decided on what basis the students of 10th will be evaluated.
Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that if any candidate who is not satisfied with the allotted marks, will be given the opportunity to sit the examination in favorable conditions by conducting the examination.
Earlier, sources in the Ministry of Education had said that it is ‘difficult’ to conduct the examinations on time, given the appalling state of the latest infection of the corona virus. The fresh transition board’s offline exams were scheduled to begin on May 4.
The demand for cancellation of CBSE board exams was increasing rapidly. In view of Corona’s condition in the country, several big personalities including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had demanded postponement or cancellation of the board examination. At the same time, many celebrities were also demanding the postponement or cancellation of the examinations.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a high-level meeting regarding the CBSE exams. A big decision has been taken in this meeting. Actually, the class 12 board exam has been postponed and the decision has been taken to cancel the class 10 board exam.