Second wave of COVID-19 in India has led most of the state boards as well as CBSE and ICSE to cancel the class 10th board exams. The new criteria for passing the class 10 students have been formulated or are being formulated by the boards. Many boards have announced their criteria and many are yet to declare the same. Here we have provided the list of states where the class 10th boards have been cancelled and what are the passing criteria set by them.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10th boards: CBSE has cancelled the class 10 boards for this year. Students of Class 10 will be promoted to Class 11 on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the CBSE Board. As per reports several schools in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Delhi, Noida, Bhubaneswar, and Surat have shared with the CBSE information on the number of exams — both online and offline — conducted in the year and the kind of evaluation methods used. Schools across the country sharing details of their internal assessment exercises with the CBSE for the preparation of class 10 results of the students. 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. On the other hand, the board has postponed the class 12 exams and the dates will be decided upon the assessment of the COVID-19 situation on June 01, 2021.
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) Class 10 boards: CISCE has decided to cancel the ICSE (Class X) 2021 examination due to the present COVID-19 situation in the nation. CISCE also said that the Class 10 students will be marked by devising a “fair and unbiased” criterion. The date of results will be announced later. The Class 10 exams were scheduled from May 4 to June 7.
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE): The Class 10 exam of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education was scheduled to be held by April-end. However, due to the rise of the COVID-19 cases in the state and in the nation, the government has decided to cancel the exam. The state is also under strict lockdown till May 01, 2021. The passing criteria for class 10 students are yet to be discussed and will be announced soon. Also, the government will see in the future, if exams can be held for students who are unhappy with their marks in class 10 after assessment.
Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) class 10 boards: Chhattisgarh CGBSE 10th Board Exam 2021 has been cancelled and Class 12 board exam has been postponed. The State Education Minister has further informed that online assessment of Chhattisgarh CGBSE 10th Board Exam 2021 would be carried out. Further details about the exact assessment policy and evaluation criteria will be announced in due course of time. Also, students who are not satisfied with the score allotted to them in Chhattisgarh CGBSE 10th Board Exam 2021 will be allowed to appear for special exam.
Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) class 10 boards: Haryana government has also cancelled the class 10 bards and the board would be promoting Class 10 students on the basis of the internal assessment. As per the board, students will be evaluated based on internal assessment, assignments as well as the practical examinations which were conducted before the lockdown was announced. The marks obtained by the students in the various internal tests and assignments conducted by schools would be considered along with the practical exam. The exact weight of the same, however, has not been shared by the board as yet. Final result would accordingly be announced based on all these parameters.
The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha Class 10 Boards: The Odisha government cancelled the Class 10 board examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education amid the surge in Covid-19 cases. The exams were scheduled to start from May 3, 2021. results of the Class-X exams will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the BSE, Odisha. Any candidate, who will not be satisfied with marks awarded to him/her on this basis, will be given an opportunity to sit for an examination as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the examination. Nearly 6.5 lakh students would have appeared for the Class 10 exam this year in Odisha.
Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) class 10 boards: PSEB has also cancelled the class 10 boards. Results for class 10 may be declared on the basis of Pre-Board examinations or the internal assessment of the respective schools, the Chief Minister directed the Education Department. The exact details is yet to be declared.
Tamil Nadu Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (TN SSLC) class 10 boards: Tamil Nadu government has cancelled the class 10th exams 2021. Class 10th students will be evaluated based on an objective assessment scheme. Students will however get a chance to sit in the exam if they want when the situation is conducive for exams.
Uttarakhand Board of Secondary Education (UBSE) class 10 boards: UBSE has cancelled the class 10 boards. The UBSE Class 10 Board exams 2021 was scheduled to begin on May 4 and end on May 22, 2021, in the state. As many as 1.48 lakh students have registered for Class 10 boards. The passing criteria is yet to be declared by the board.
On April 26, 2021, India reports the highest single-day spike, the nation registered 3,52,991 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours taking the case tally to 1,73,13,163. While 2,812 people died of the virus, taking the death toll to 1,95,123.