The Ministry of Education (MoE), CBSE, and all the state are yet to take final decision for the board exams. However, it has already been made clear that the mental and physical well-being of the students will be prioritised while taking the decision. The final verdict on the CBSE class 12th board exams is expected to be out on June 01, 2021. The decision for state boards is also expected to be released in the first week of June 2021.
The chances of cancelling board exams are slim. A high level meeting was held on May 23, 2021. In it, states and the ministry discussed ways to hold the exam. As per the reports, most of the states are in favour of conducting class 12th board exams. Some, even want to conduct class 10th exams as well. However, class 10th exams for most of the states have already been cancelled.
Until the final decision is out it is difficult to predict the fate of the board students. The recent round up of decisions by all the boards for class 10 and 12 exams, until now, is as follows:
Delhi govt not in favor of holding the 12th board exams
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) proposed two options to the government for holding class 12 exams. Option 1 is to conduct the board exams in regular mode, only for major subjects. Whereas, Option 2 is to conduct the exams for 90 minutes duration and students will get only objective-type questions. Under option 2, exams will be held in the respective schools.
Manish Sisodia has however rejected the options given by CBSE and called that it is foolishness to conduct the exams during the third covid wave. Furthermore, he has proposed that if the govt is adamant about holding the examination, it should be held after all the students and teachers are vaccinated.
Tamil Nadu in favor of holding class 12 board exams 2021
Tamil Nadu school education minister, Anbil Mahesh on Tuesday said that the government is in favor of conducting the class 12 examination. However, he also suggested that the exams should be held only when the situation is safe. he further added that a draft has been sent to the central minister after the chief minister’s approval.
Bihar education minister also favor CBSE’s decision for 12th exams
State education minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said that the Bihar government is in favor of CBSE’s decision to hold the examinations for class 12th students. The results of class XII examinations have lifelong relevance for students and it is important that the examinations should be held at all costs.
While talking to the media, he added that “However, the examinations should be held only after the present crisis created due to the second wave of the pandemic eases and the situation all over the condition normalizes”. Bihar govt. has already conducted the state board exam and now it is in favour of hold CBSE 12th boards in the state.
Rajasthan joins the list of states not holding the 12th class examinations
Another state which has joined the list along with Delhi and Maharashtra is Rajasthan state. The state government has said that it’s not in favor of conducting the offline examinations. Since last year, schools were not opened up completely and hence these states are not in the position to hold the exams.
West Bengal Madhyamik, HS 2021 exam dates expected to be out in June first week
West Bengal Madhyamik and Higher Secondary 2021 examinations announcement is expected to be made in the first week of June after meeting with the central government.
Education minister Kanwar Pal confirms Haryana Board 12th exam date 2021
The State education minister Kanwar Pal said that the state is all ready to begin class XII examinations. The state will hold class 12th exams in Haryana between June 15 to 20. Following a meeting between the Centre and representatives of states, Pal said that “Under the leadership of defense minister Rajnath Singh and Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, a meeting was held with the state and UT education ministers, secretaries and board chairpersons, and suggestions were sought from all regarding the conduction of board examinations.”
Chhattisgarh Board taking different route for conduct class XII board examinations
The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) is conducting the class 12 exams from June 1 wherein the students need to report at the specified centers, collect their question paper and answer copies and submit it within 5 days. The order said students of Class 12 will be given five days from June 1 to 5 to collect the papers and blank answer sheets from the centers.
Important to conduct class 12 exams: Karnataka Minister
Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar said it is important to hold PUC second year exams in the best interest of the students. The state govt will take an appropriate decision in the coming days and the students will be notified 15-20 days in advance. He further added that holding the exams, by simplifying the process after COVID completely comes under control, will also be adequate.
Gujarat govt seeks feedback for holding exams from stake holders
The Gujarat government is also in favor of conducting the GSHSEB class 12 board exams once the Covid-19 situation is under control. Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama in conversation with the media clarified that the option for holding the class 12 GSHSEB board exams will be taken after taking feedback from principals and schools and academicians, among others. He further said that the option for reducing the duration of the exam will also be considered.
Decision for Goa board 12th exams to be announced in two days
Goa government is expected to announce the decision in two days. The state govt earlier, canceled the class X examinations due to rising Covid-19 cases. The assessment of the class 10th students in Goa board will be done as per the already accrued internal marks.
Maharashtra may explore “non-examination route” for class XII exams: Varsha Gaikwad Edu Minister
Maharashtra to decide on class 12 Board Exam in a week, clarifies Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad. She further added that the option of a “non-examination route” should be explored in view of the ongoing pandemic situation across the country. The Maharashtra board class 10th exams have already been canceled.
UP Board to ready to hold 10th, 12th exams after discussions with CM
Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said that the state government is ready to conduct the class 10, 12 board exams 2021. However, a final decision on UP board exams will be announced after discussions with the CM Yogi Adityanath. He also said that the results will be declared within one month of conducting the examinations.
Jharkhand against conducting 12th board exams
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the current situation of the state is not appropriate for holding the 12th board exams. Heamt Soren talking to media after participating in the meeting said that “If the suggestions received from the stakeholders are considered, there is a consensus on postponement of the examination… People feel that maintaining social distance will not be possible if the exams are conducted and children can get infected.”
Odisha govt to take a decision regarding the board exams
Odisha school and mass education minister Samir Ranjan Dash that the board could conduct exams after the Covid situation improves or could cut short the exams. A final decision will be taken Cyclone Yaas passes.
Punjab to conduct class 12 exam for only three elective subjects
Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla has suggested that if the board will conduct class 12th exams, it shall be held for only three elective subjects. Safety and security of students and teachers is state governments utmost priority.