Madhya Pradesh state government has postponed the Class 10 and 12 board examination 2021 to a later date. Board exams were scheduled to begin from April 30, 2021. However, the board has decided to postpone the exams and shall declare fresh dates in the coming few days. According to the school education minister Inder Singh Parmar, the exams are shall be conducted after May 30, 2021. Exams have been postponed in the state due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
According to sources, the school education minister Mr.Parmar clarified that the exams are likely to be conducted after May 30, 2021 due to the rising coronavirus infections. Furthermore, the government has also decided to close schools for Class 1 to 8 till June 15, 2021.
The rising number of COVID-19 infections in the state and the country is a cause of concern. The ongoing alarming situation does not permit us to organise the Class 10 and 12 board exams as per the decided schedule. Therefore, a new schedule shall be formulated and new exam dates shall be announced in the next few days.
The education minister also shed light on the schedule for conducting practical exams. The minister clarified that the practical exam schedule has also been extended. Practical exams are most likely to be conducted by May 15, 2021. The state government has instructed the concerned authorities about the changed practical exam schedule.
Most state education boards are mulling over postponement of Class 10 and 12 board exams 2021. The ministry of education is also looking at the possibility of postponing the CBSE Class 10 and 12 board exams. CBSE 2021 board exams are scheduled to begin from May 4, 2021 through the offline mode. However, the rising COVID-19 cases in the country is forcing the central government to re-think its decision.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Ministry of Education held a meeting yesterday, April 12, 2021 regarding the conduction of board exams. Multiple aspects concerning the exam were discussed during the meeting. According to reports, no plan has been made to cancel the board exams this year. While no substantial decision was taken during the meeting, discussions did take place regarding the postponement of board exams.
A large chunk of students across the country has demanded to cancel or postpone the board exams amid rising COVID-19 cases in India. Students along with their parents took to Twitter to voice their opinions in favour of cancellation or postponement. Education ministry is expected to make an announcement about the exams soon while also releasing certain fresh COVID-19 guidelines.
Recently, the Maharashtra board postponed the Class 10 and 12 board examination. It also wrote to various boards including CBSE, ICSE, IB and Cambridge to reconsider their exam dates. Arvind Sawant, a Shiv Sena leader also wrote a letter to the Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, requesting a uniform policy to be followed for all Class 10 and 12 board exams across the country. A policy must be formulated to ensure that students aren’t affected by the pandemic.