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CBSE Board Exams Cancellation 2021 - Latest Announcements & Highlights
[Published on: 21.05.2021]

Latest Announcements & Highlights

  • Several students and parents are anxious about the conduction of the upcoming CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 in the middle of the pandemic.
  • The Central Board of Secondary Education has not yet issued any final decision regarding the cancellation or further postponement of the CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 but is currently reviewing the Covid-19 situation across the country.
  • Students and parents have spoken out against the conduction of the CBSE board exams 2021 in the middle of the pandemic, and are urging the central government to cancel the exams by running a campaign on social media supporting the cause.
  • The CBSE Board Exams 2021 for Class 10 and 12 students were supposed to commence from May 4 but were postponed due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. No new dates for the exams have been issued yet by the national board.
  • While announcing the postponement of the Class 12 exams, CBSE stated that the situation will be reviewed and the final decision regarding the conduction of exams will be issued on June 1. The Class 10 board exams have been cancelled by CBSE.

Students, parents against CBSE board exams

  • Students and parents have been pushing for the cancellation of the CBSE Class 12 board exams, stating that the conduction of physical exams in the middle of the pandemic will be dangerous for the students and their families.
  • The National Council of CBSE Schools has also come forward to propose the cancellation of the CBSE Board exams in the physical mode for Class 12 students. The council has suggested alternative examination patterns for the students during this pandemic.
  • The council said, We feel that the exam has to be conducted even if it's delayed, probably even by using alternative examination patterns. A decision to hold the exams will resolve the anxiety of both the students and parents. Many of them were eagerly awaiting entry into good-quality professional institutions.

PIL supporting board exams

  • A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court by Tony Joseph, a teacher from Kerala, supporting the conduction of the CBSE board exams. In his PIL, he said that the scrapping of the board exams could be unfair for the students.
  • He said, Class 12 exam is an integral part of the life of a student and important for admission to higher educational institutions. People supporting the conduction of board exams are saying that its cancellation can hamper the education system.
  • Subsequently, a plea has been filed by parents and teachers, urging the Supreme Court to intervene and take action against the conduction of CBSE board exams in the middle of the pandemic, as physical exams can turn into super spreader events.

Will CBSE Board Exams 2021 be cancelled?

  • Even though students across the country are pushing for the cancellation of CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021, the Central Board of Secondary Education has not issued any statement in this regard. The final decision regarding this will be issued by June 1.
  • While addressing the cancellation of the exams, CBSE said, It is clarified that no such decision has been taken regarding CBSE Class 12 examinations as being speculated in certain sections of the media. Any decision taken in this matter will be officially communicated to the public.
  • Recently, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal conducted a virtual meeting with state education secretaries, where he asked them to submit their suggestions regarding the conduction of the upcoming Class 12 board exams across the country.

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