The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) has cancelled board exams for both class 10th, as well as 12th students. The decision has been taken in the cabinet meeting held today, led by Govind Singh Dotsara. The education minister made this announcement a few minutes back in a press conference. The result criteria will be announced soon.
Govind Singh Dotsara has made the announcement via press, as well as on his twitter handle.
The tweet reads: “In view of the apprehensions of the third wave of Corona, it has been decided to cancel the class 10 and 12 board examinations of Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education in the meeting of Rajasthan Council of Ministers today in the interest of students. A decision regarding marking will be taken soon.“
RBSE 10th, 12th exams were supposed to be held once situation would have normalized. However, since GOI decided to cancel class 12 exams yesterday, the state board too held a counsel to take student friendly steps in tune with the national board. As a result, now the board exams of both senior secondary, as well as higher secondary have been scrapped for this year.
Results for both classes will be announced in due time. For the purpose of result compilation, a fair and objective criteria will be developed. More information on this will be made public in some time. At the moment, neither the board, nor the education minister has given any indication on what it might be.
Upon finalization, the result criteria will be published at rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in as well as are likely to be announced at the twitter handle of the CM (@GovindDotasra).
Rajasthan became the fifth state board today to decide cancellation of board exams. Before them, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat had already announced their decision to not hold 12th board exams. Even before them, CISCE and Haryana Board had announced the same decision yesterday.
Last year RBSE 10th result July 29. The pass percentage was 56.01%. Whereas the result of 12th class was declared earlier, on July 8 last year. The pass percentages were 94.9% in commerce, 91.96% in science, and 90.7% in arts. A total of 21 lakh students had appeared in the board exams in that year.
This year, the pass percentages are expected to significantly go up, since the assessment will most likely be done on the basis of internals or such criteria. However the exact process will be announced soon.