The Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Dinesh Sharma, has informed that the decision of UP Class 12 board exams shall be taken after conducting a review meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The meeting with the Uttar Pradesh CM shall be conducted in due course of time.
Sharma released a video message informing students about the current COVID19 situation in the state. After CBSE, students are expecting various states including Uttar Pradesh to cancel the impending class 12 board exams. However, the final call shall depend on Yogi Adityanath’s decision.
On June 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a meeting with top officials, important union ministers and stakeholders. After reviewing the opinions and views of stakeholders and state governments, PM gave a nod to CBSE to cancel the Class 12 board exams for the academic year 2020-21. Since then, students are requesting state boards to follow the footsteps of the central government and cancel their respective board exams, amid the COVID19 pandemic.
Acknowledging this, Sharma released a video message stating that the coronavirus situation in 66 districts of Uttar Pradesh has improved. Curbs and restrictions imposed in these districts have also been relaxed. The state government hopes that the pandemic situation improves in the days to come. However, in case the situation worsens, a meeting shall be conducted with the Chief Minister to take a decision on the UP Board Class 12 exams. As of now, these exams have been postponed till mid-July 2021.
Sharma further stated that the UP Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad or UP Secondary Education Board had on Saturday, May 29, 2021, cancelled the Class 10 board exams. The decision was taken in view of the coronavirus pandemic. It also proposed to conduct the Class 12 board exams in the second week of July 2021, in case the situation stabilises by then. However, certain changes shall be introduced in the board exam pattern. Accordingly, exams shall be conducted for 90 minutes for each subject rather than the usual duration of 3 hours.
Along with Class 10 examinees, students of standards 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 shall be promoted directly without conducting any final exams. This decision shall be applicable to schools affiliated with different education boards within the state of Uttar Pradesh. During the video message, Sharma also welcomed the decision of PM Modi to cancel the CBSE Class 12 board exams. While showcasing his gratitude for the PM, he stated that the decision was safeguarding the interests and health of students.