The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday said that no decision has been taken regarding the pending examination of the 12th board. In view of the current state of the COVID-19 epidemic, a section of students and parents are demanding that the exam be canceled.
A senior CBSE official said, “It is clarified that no such decision (regarding cancellation) has been taken regarding the 12th board examination which is being speculated.” He said, “Once a decision is taken in this matter, it will be officially informed.
The officials were reacting to questions in this regard asking about the possibility of taking or cancellation of the 12th board exam. However, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, a section of students and parents are demanding that the exam be canceled.
It is noteworthy that the Board had announced the cancellation of the 10th Board Examination and the postponement of the 12th Board Examination on 14 April in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. This was decided at a high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The board exams are usually held every year in the month of February-March while its program was starting from May 4 this year. The board had said that the 12th board exam is postponed and it will be reviewed after June 1 and students will be given notice about the exam at least 15 days in advance. At the same time, CBSE announced the policy of giving marks in relation to the 10th board exam this month. Under this, 20 marks in each subject will be given on the basis of internal assessment and 80 marks on the performance of students in various tests or examinations conducted in the year.