Centre to decide Class XII CBSE and state boards' exams by June 1
The Centre will decide on the conduct of the Class XII exams by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) and other State Boards by June 1.
The central government has also asked states and union territories to provide suggestions in this regard latest by Tuesday, May 25.
A high-level virtual meeting, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, was held on Sunday to discuss the conduct of the Class XII CBSE and other state boards examinations and professional courses entrance exams.
The meeting also discussed the various options regarding the methodology, process, duration and timings of the exams.
According to AIR news, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank expressed confidence that the government will be able to arrive at an informed and collaborative decision regarding Class 12 board exams and remove uncertainty among students and parents.
"Despite challenges posed by Covid-19, the Government has left no stone unturned to successfully bring education to online mode," he said.
The Minister discussed the importance of the Class 12th board exams and the All India Entrance exams in shaping the future and defining the careers of students.
The government had cancelled the Class 10th CBSE Board examinations and had decided to evaluate the students' performance through internal assessment.
But unlike the Class X exams, the Class-12th examinations are important to decide the future of a student.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh requested the states and UTs to submit other suggestions, if any, to the Ministry of Education by May 25.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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