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CBSE Board Class 12 Exams 2021 Updates: States, UTs to submit suggestions by today

CBSE Board Class 12 Exam 2021 Date News Update: In the meeting, Education Minister will discuss the decision on class 12 board exams. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar will be in attendance.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 25, 2021 12:29:42 pm
CBSE cancels class 10, 12 board exams due to spike in COVID cases

CBSE Board Class 12 Exams 2021 News Updates: The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal conducted a high-level meeting on May 23 with all the states/UT education ministers, secretaries and chairpersons of state examination boards as well as stakeholders to discuss pending Class 12 board exams, entrance examinations for professional courses.

While addressing a press conference post the high-level meeting, Delhi deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, said that the Delhi government is not in favour of conducting Class 12 board exams.

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“This is not the right time to conduct exams. We must not fall for following the conventions and traditional practices of conducting exams. We are suggesting that Class 12 students should be evaluated based on performance in internal assessments. If a student is not satisfied with the awarded marks, they should be allowed to appear for exams at a later point,” Sisodia said.

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Besides CBSE and CISCE, most state boards have deferred class 12 exams due to the spike in Covid-19 cases. Entrance examinations like JEE, NEET, etc have also postponed.

Read | Key meet on CBSE Class XII today, Board has two options: Test only ‘major’ subjects, long versus short

The meeting was chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar will be in attendance.

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CBSE Board Class 12 Exams 2021 News Updates: States/UTs to send suggestions to Education Ministry

18:51 (IST)24 May 2021
CBSE begins tele-counselling for Class 10, 12 students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will begin the annual tele-counselling sessions for class 10 and 12 students from May 24 onwards. Students of class 10 and 12 along with their parents can avail the tele-counselling facility at toll-free number 1800 11 8004. Read more. 

15:56 (IST)24 May 2021
MP Board Class 12 final decision

Madhya Pradesh Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar on Monday announced that the final decision on class 12 board exams will be taken by the first week of June. 'Necessary decision will be taken regarding the conduct of class 12 examination. While deciding, the health and safety of the candidates will be given top priority,' Parmar said. 

13:44 (IST)24 May 2021
Difficult to conduct exams without vaccinating teachers

Apart from Delhi and Maharashtra, which urged the Centre to explore a non-examination route to assess Class 12 students, Haryana and Andaman and Nicobar are understood to have expressed difficulty in holding Board examinations before vaccination of all teachers and students.

13:44 (IST)24 May 2021
States demand on-priority vaccination for students

Several states such as Kerala, Assam, Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Meghalaya have urged the Central Government to vaccinate teachers and students on priority to ensure their safety during their time at the test centre.

13:43 (IST)24 May 2021
Delhi, Jharkhand among states against conducting Class 12 exams

Delhi, Jharkhand and Maharashtra are among states that not in favour of going ahead with the examinations, said an officer who attended Sunday’s meeting of state Education Ministers and Education Secretaries that was chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. 

13:41 (IST)24 May 2021
Haryana Board to provide provision of appearing for exams later

The BSEH will conduct the Class 12 state board examination in the respective schools of the class 12 students. There will be a provision of re-examination for students suffering from COVID-19 during the exam schedule. The dates for the re-examination will be notified later.

13:00 (IST)24 May 2021
Most states to conduct Class 12 exams in July-August

Most of the states have supported the CBSE’s proposal to conduct the Class 12 Board examination for only 19 major subjects in a shortened format in July-August. According to sources, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Assam and Tamil Nadu were among the states that supported holding the Board examinations in the shortened format. Read more. 

12:45 (IST)24 May 2021
Haryana board has opted for CBSE's second option

As per the official statement “Considering the second option suggested in the meeting, Haryana School Education Board and Haryana government has decided to conduct objective type examination of 1:30 hours. It has been further decided that the students’ own school will be made examination center. All students will be given the datesheet 15 days in advance.”

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12:39 (IST)24 May 2021
Haryana to conduct class 12 board exams

Haryana state government and state board (BSEH) will conduct the Class 12 state board examination in the respective schools of the class 12 students. There will be a provision of re-examination for students suffering from COVID-19 during the exam schedule. The dates for the re-examination will be notified later. Read more. 

12:10 (IST)24 May 2021
Jharkhand CM against holding Class 12 board exams

Holding the Class 12 board examinations in the state would not be appropriate in the wake of the present COVID-19 situation.“If the suggestions received from the stakeholders are considered, there is a consensus on the postponement of the examination. People feel that maintaining social distance will not be possible if the exams are conducted and children can get infected,” Soren said. Read more.

11:34 (IST)24 May 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 likely to be postponed

After the postponement of JEE (Main) April and May 2021 sessions until further notice, there is uncertainty looming over the conduct of JEE Advanced 2021. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on July 3, 2021. Once the second round of JEE Main is conducted, only three weeks are required to prepare to conduct JEE Advanced. JEE Advanced 2021 may be conducted around September only, said experts. Read more. 

11:12 (IST)24 May 2021
Second option to take 45 days for evaluation to get completed

Under the second format, which will take only 45 days to wind up, the CBSE has proposed that Class 12 students sit for the major subject exams in their own schools (read self-centres), instead of designated centres. Apart from the shortened duration of the examination, a Class 12 student will appear for one language and three electives (read major) subjects only.

11:10 (IST)24 May 2021
CBSE suggests two options for assessing Class 12 students

Under the first option, the national board has suggested that examinations for 19 major subjects be held in the “existing format” and at designated examination centres — and marks for minor subjects be calculated on performance in the major subjects.

11:04 (IST)24 May 2021
Option of 'non-exam route' should be explored, says Maharashtra Education minister

Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Sunday said a decision on Class 12 exams in the state, which have been postponed earlier, will be taken in a week's time, and added that the option of a “non-examination route” should be explored in view of the ongoing pandemic situation.

10:53 (IST)24 May 2021
Goa cancels class 10 exams, no decision yet on class 12 exams

The Goa government will make a decision about state board examinations for Class 12 students by May 26. Read more.

18:31 (IST)23 May 2021
Union government should ensure safety of students before taking exams: Vijay Inder Singla

Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said that the union government should ensure the safety of students before taking decisions on examinations of class 12. While presenting his views during a virtual meeting with Union ministers, Singla said that during difficult times, the safety and security of students and teachers must be the priority of the government and every possible step should be taken in this regard.

18:21 (IST)23 May 2021
Government's priority is to conduct all the examinations in a safe and secure environment: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh has requested all states and UTs to submit suggestions to the Ministry of Education by May 25. The ministry will consider all those suggestions and take a final decision soon, he added. He reiterated that the priority of the Government is to conduct all the examinations in a safe and secure environment.

18:09 (IST)23 May 2021
States to send suggestions regarding the methodology, process and duration of exams

Various options regarding the methodology, process, duration and timings of the exams were discussed. While a broad consensus was there, however, it was decided that States and UTs may like to further examine the matter and send their feedback in writing by May 25, 2021. 

18:02 (IST)23 May 2021
Final decision on Class 12 board exams after May 25: Education minister
18:01 (IST)23 May 2021
No decision yet on CBSE Class 12 boards

The Education Minister tweeted, "The meeting was extremely fruitful as we received immensely valuable suggestions. I have requested the State Governments to send me their detailed suggestions by 25th May." 

cbse board exam news, cancel board exam news, modi said on cbse exam The government is likely to consider postponing the exams. (Graphic by Gargi Singh)

In a letter to states and union territories, the Union education minister has stated that the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, and the CBSE are exploring options regarding the conduct of examinations, keeping in mind the safety and security of the students and the teachers.

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First published on: 23-05-2021 at 10:29:44 am