CBSE Class 12th Exam Decision to be Out on 25th May 2021
[Published on: 23.05.2021]
- The Ministry of Education, Government of India with the Education Ministers and Administrators of all States and UTs conducted a national consultation on Sunday, May 23, 2021. The meeting was attended by the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Education Minister RameshPokhriyal, Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Forest, environment and Climate change and Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre. Secretary, Higher Education Amit Khare; Secretary, School Education, Anita Karwal and senior officials of the Ministry.
- The Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal said the entire country has come together to ensure the safety and academic welfare of the students and smooth functioning of the education system.He said that despite challenges posed by Covid-19, the Government has left no stone unturned to successfully bring education to online mode. He said that the homes were converted into schools.
Class 12 Board exam decision
- The Minister discussed the importance of the Class12 Board exams and the All India Entrance exams in shaping the future and defining the careers of students. The Minister said keeping in view the present circumstances we decided to cancel the CBSE Board examinations of Class 10th and evaluate through internal assessment but Class-12 examinations are very important to decide the future of a student.
- He said that this meeting was called to enable Central and State Boards and other examination agencies to be able to examine various options available in the present challenging circumstances through a consultation process.Pokhriyal assured that the deliberations with all stakeholders in the meeting today will help in reaching a suitable decision on exams in the interest of all the students and ensuring a bright future for our children.
Final decision to be out this date
- The discussions were held around two themes, i.e, board exams to be conducted for Class12 by the Central Board of Secondary Education and other State Boards and the All-India Entrance examinations for various higher education institutions and professional courses. Various options regarding the methodology, process, duration and timings of the exams were discussed. While a broad consensus was there, however, it was decided that States and UTs may like to further examine the matter and send their feedback in writing by the May 25, 2021.
Previous discussion on Class 12 exams
- Earlier on April 14, the Central Board of Secondary Education had notified that Class 12 exams have been postponed and that further information with regard to Class 12 board exams would be given to students by the June 1. In this context, following the consultative meeting with the States and UTs today, the Government of India will examine the suggestions received from the various State Governments this week and convey further nformation in this regard to the students by or before the June 1, 2021.