CBSE 12th Board Exams 2021 likely to be cancelled – Report
Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE Class 12 Board Examination 2021 are likely to be cancelled. As per reports, the Ministry of Education is reviewing the present situation and is considering the cancellation of the board examinations. CBSE is expected to review and announce its decision within the next two weeks.
A senior official in the Ministry of Education has reportedly told TOI that the likelihood of examination getting cancelled. “Given the current situation, there is a possibility of scrapping the exams altogether. CBSE will review the situation and probably would have to work out an alternative assessment scheme for the Class 12 students,” he told the daily.
Another senior official of the board has also agreed that the pandemic situation is worse than what it was last year and that these are unprecedented times. While the official stated that the final decision would only be taken in June after review, he said, “In the current scenario it is unlikely that exams are going to be conducted any time soon”.
Meanwhile, the official word from the MoE and CBSE remains ‘under review’. The decision of cancelling the exams, another official points out, cannot be taken independently. However, given the present situation, an infinite delay and uncertainty is a point of concern. The aim, shared by an official from MoE, is to ensure that the academic year of the students is not wasted.
Experts had earlier opined the same, pointing out that there must be a certain plan B that the board must keep ready. Speaking to Times Now, many academicians, ex-CBSE officials and Principals have shared that CBSE cannot dismiss cancellation of board exams for Class 12. The final decision, however, would have to wait till June.