The Ministry of Education has decided to postpone the Class 12 exams and cancel the Class 10 board exams. For CBSE Class 12 boards, the situation will be reviewed on June 1 and revised dates will be announced thereafter. The exams were originally scheduled for May and June.
The announcement comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting in the wake of rising cases of the Covid-19. The meeting was attended by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, education secretary and other officials.
“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,” Pokhriyal tweeted.