The Central Board Exam for class X conducted by CBSE which is scheduled to begin on May 4, 2021, stands cancelled while Class XII exams have been postponed owing to the growing number of positive cases in the country.
A decision to this effect has been taken by a high-level committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a review meeting on the same. During the meeting, Prime Minister reiterated that the well being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government and stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interests of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their academic interests are not harmed.
The pandemic situation in the country is seeing a resurgence of COVID 19 positive cases in many states, with a few states having been affected more than others. In this situation, schools have been shut down in 11 states. Unlike State Boards, CBSE has an all-India character, and therefore, it is essential to hold exams simultaneously throughout the country. Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the students, it is decided as follows:
- The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4 to June 14, 2021, are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter. The situation will be reviewed on June 1, 2021, by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations.
- The Board Exams for Class X to be held from May 4 to June 14, 2021, are hereby cancelled. The results of the Class-X Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams.