Amidst the pandemic, the Board Exams which were going to be held between the month of April and June are being postponed or cancelled varying across the states of the country. Get to know about the states which postponed Board exams ahead.
As the number of COVID-19 cases has surged up, the states are preparing themselves to combat the spread of the virus. In order to avoid the Board Exam centres becoming hotspots, the states are taking crucial decisions such as cancelling or postponing the Board exams.
CBSE cancelled the Board Exam
The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) on Wednesday announced that they will be cancelling the Board exams for Class 10. Further, for class 12, CBSE has deferred the Board Exams. The decision regarding the Board exams was taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyala and other officials.
What are the states doing?
- Karnataka and Meghalaya are ready for the Class 12 exams and have decided to hold the exams as scheduled. For the Class 10 exams, they are still deciding on the basis of the COVID-19 situation in the states.
- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh have postponed the Board Exams for Class 10 and 12 in the wake of the rising number of cases of Covid19.
- Out of the two states which were monitoring the situation to give a decision, Uttar Pradesh has made the announcement to postpone the Board exams, while West Bengal is still working its decision out.
- The Chhattisgarh government has cancelled the Board exams of Class 10 and 12 both. Following them, Tamil Nadu has also put off the exams.
- The state of Gujarat has postponed both Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exams while Odisha has suspended the exams and promoted the student directly. Similarly, the government of Punjab and Haryana have cancelled the Class 10 Board exams and deferred the Class 12 exams.
- On Wednesday, April 21, the state of Goa postponed their Board exams of class 10 and 12. While due to the rapid surge of COVID-19, Maharashtra and Odisha have cancelled their Class 10 Board Exams and the students will be marked on internal assessments.
Students of Class 10 to be promoted on basis of internal assessment. If a student is not satisfied with the assessment then he/she can appear for the examination once the situation (#COVID19) is normal: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to ANI pic.twitter.com/B8okmzZowe— ANI (@ANI) April 14, 2021
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank told ANI, "Students of Class 10 to be promoted on basis of internal assessment. If a student is not satisfied with the assessment then he/she can appear for the examination once the situation (#COVID19) is normal."
Among other Boards, CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations) is yet to make the final decision about their Class 10 and 12 Board exams. The International Baccalaureate (IB) has cancelled the exams following a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon of CISCE gave a statement saying, "We are reviewing the situation and will soon take a decision in this regard."
The country has seen a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in 16 states. These decisions have been taken by observing the condition of the Covid19 cases in their respective states.