After extending the timeline for class 12th results citing panicky teachers, in another blow to students, CBSE announced its decision to hold board exams for private candidates today.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the examinations for private category students from August 16 to September 15, 2021. Defining the regular and private category students in the notice, CBSE today said that after holding the discussions in the Supreme Court, it has now decided to hold the exams.
The board in its defense, on why it cannot promote private students without exams, said that in the case of private candidates there are no records based on which their assessment could be done without conduct of the examination and thus tabulation policy cannot be implemented.
Earlier, the issue of private candidates reached the Supreme Court after petitioners filed pleas in the apex court seeking relief for the CBSE private students and challenging the board’s decision to conduct physical exams.
The Supreme Court discussed the issue and thereafter it was decided that written examinations will be held for declaring results of private candidates.
The Controller of Examinations, CBSE, told the reporters that the CBSE private exams would be conducted in a synchronized manner and students would not miss out on the university admission process.
Following the orders, the board now issues an official statement conducting the written exams for the CBSE private category of students. However, guidelines related to COVID-19 are yet to be released. For the year 2021, approximately 22,000 students have registered for the CBSE private category.
According to the board notice, the result of the CBSE private students will be declared in the minimum possible time to avoid any difficulty to them in admission in higher education. However, a separate notification will be issued in this regard on the website in due course of time.
Once the exam dates get finalized, a detailed date sheet for private exams will be published by the CBSE board on its official website i.e cbse.nic.in. Thereafter, the admit cards will be issued to all the registered candidates. It is expected that the board shall release the admit cards in the 1st week of August.
According to the CBSE, the candidates who were regular students either in class 10th or class 12th in CBSE and failed to qualify in the 1st or 2nd attempt or want to sit for improvement or in an additional subject will be considered as private category students. Besides this, those candidates who belong to Delhi and have registered for for CBSE board exams like Patrachar and Female candidates., will also be considered in the same category.