Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as future of our youth.
Narendra Modi on 1st of June 2021 chaired a review meeting regarding the Class XII Board exams of CBSE. Officials gave a detailed presentation on the wide and extensive consultation held so far and views received from all stakeholders, including State governments.
It was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
Modi said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students and COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of Board Exams has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end. Though Covid cases are dropping down in various states of India still some states through effective micro-containment and have still opted for a lockdown
PM said that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation.
The Prime Minister stressed that the health and safety of our students are of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect. He said that in today’s time, such exams cannot be the reason to put our youth at risk. PM said that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity for students. PM directed officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance with well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner.
Criteria to award mark to the students not announced yet.