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CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021 Updates: Maharashtra releases SSC evaluation criteria

CBSE Board Class 12 Exam 2021 Date News Update: 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.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 28, 2021 3:31:13 pm
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CBSE Board Class 12 Exams 2021 News Updates: The Education Ministry had asked all the states and union territories (UTs) to send their suggestions on class 12 board examinations by May 25.

After participating in a meeting convened by the Centre on the Class 12 board exams conducted on May 23, in their feedback to the Education Ministry this week, as many as 32 states and Union Territories (UTs) have supported CBSE’s proposal to go ahead with the Class 12 Board examination, with only four — Delhi, Maharashtra, Goa, and Andaman & Nicobar — categorically opposing pen-and-paper examinations, The Indian Express has learned.

Read | CBSE Class 12 exams: Centre leans towards exam, at schools

The CBSE had proposed two options to the Education Ministry for evaluation of Class 12 students — conducting exams in the existing format only for around 20 major subjects or conducting one-and-half hour objective type exams of major subjects for students in their own schools.

However, 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.

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CBSE Class 12 Exams 2021 Updates | Here's what state governments have to say

15:31 (IST)28 May 2021
Maharashtra SSC result to be declared by the end of June

The results of the SSC students will be released by end of June according to the circular and a detailed schedule for the evaluation process and release of marksheets would soon be declared. If any student is not happy with their results or evaluation pattern, they will have the option to appear for Class Improvement Scheme exams which will be conducted once the pandemic situation is under control. Read more. 

15:30 (IST)28 May 2021
Maharashtra SSC evaluation criteria released

According to the evaluation pattern declared by the board, each subject would carry 100 marks of which 50 per cent marks would be calculated as per Class 9 results of the student, 30 marks would be based on internal assessment based on the entire year’s performance of the student and the remaining 20 marks would be calculated as per oral/practical/homework done by students.

18:14 (IST)27 May 2021
West Bengal board exams to be held at home centres

"We have decided to hold the secondary (Madhyamik) and higher secondary (Uccho Madhyamik) examinations adhering to all COVID-19 safety protocols," Mamata Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat. Both the board examinations will be held at home centres and only for compulsory subjects, she added.

16:19 (IST)27 May 2021
West Bengal to hold Class 12 board exams in late July, Class 10 tests in mid-August: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced to hold class 12 exams in late July while class 10 tests in mid-August. Earlier, the madhyamik (class 10) exams were to take place on June 1, while the Higher Secondary (class 12) exams were slated for June 15. Read more. 

15:20 (IST)27 May 2021
Telangana postpones second-year intermediate practical exams

The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) on Thursday announced that the practical exams for second-year intermediate students have been postponed. The decision has been taken due to the rise in the number of COVID cases The practical exams for second-year inter students were scheduled to be conducted from May 29-June 7. Read more. 

14:04 (IST)27 May 2021
AP postpones SSC 2021 exams

The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday said it was postponing the year-end examinations of Class 10, scheduled to be conducted from the first week of June. The government informed this to the High Court that was hearing a petition filed by some parents seeking cancellation of the Class 10 examinations in view of the virulent spread of coronavirus. Read more. 

13:50 (IST)27 May 2021
Rajasthan, Tripura and Telangana opt for exams in existing format

Only Rajasthan, Tripura, Telangana have indicated a preference for Option A, or the existing format. Under Option A, exams for the 19 major subjects will be held in the “existing format” at designated examination centres, while marks for minor subjects are to be calculated based on performance in major subjects. The three states that opted for this format are learned to have justified their choice on the ground that students may not be comfortable with last-minute changes in the examination format.

13:48 (IST)27 May 2021
29 states and UTs opted for shorter duration of exams

Of the 32 that have said yes to the exams, about 29 states and UTs have either indicated a preference for CBSE’s Option B or agreed to support the Centre’s decision on the matter. Under Option B, exams for major subjects will be conducted in the students’ own schools, instead of at designated centres, and each exam will be for a shorter duration of 90 minutes.

12:13 (IST)27 May 2021
States demand vaccination for students, teachers before exams

States such as Punjab, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Daman and Diu have suggested that the examination should be held only after all students and teachers are vaccinated. While Kerala and Assam have also mentioned vaccination in their feedback, their support for holding Board examination doesn’t hinge on it.

11:18 (IST)27 May 2021
We are completely ready to conduct exams: Haryana Education Minister

Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal said, “As the Union government has announced, we are also in favour of conducting Class 12 exams. We shall do it accordingly, as per instructions received from the Union government. We are completely ready to conduct the examinations”.

10:48 (IST)27 May 2021
Kerala inclined towards conducting Class 12 exams

Kerala General Education Secretary Mohammed Hanish told The Indian Express that the state has communicated its readiness to conduct the CBSE Board exam. “We haven’t taken any stand on the two options suggested by the CBSE Board. It was left to the Board to decide. Kerala has a track record of conducting state Board exams after ensuring social distancing and other Covid-19 protocol,” he said. Read more. 

10:41 (IST)27 May 2021
Four states against conducting Class 12 board exams

Delhi, Maharashtra, Goa, and Andaman & Nicobar — categorically opposing pen-and-paper examinations. Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia had earlier urged the central government to vaccinate all students and teachers before conducting Class 12 board exams and entrance test. 

10:25 (IST)27 May 2021
Most states and UTs decide to go ahead with Class 12 exams

After the high-level meeting, all states and UTs had to submit their suggestions to the Education Ministry. In their feedback to the ministry this week, as many as 32 states and Union Territories (UTs) have supported CBSE’s proposal to go ahead with the Class 12 Board examination. 

18:39 (IST)26 May 2021
Ensure Bengal students don't lag behind others due to deferment of Class 10, 12 board exams: SFI to West Bengal Education Minister

Students Federation of India (SFI), the students wing of the CPI(M) Wednesday urged West Bengal education minister Bratya Basu to ensure that students of classes 10 and 12 do not lag behind from examinees of other boards in the wake of the decision to postpone the class 10 and12 exams of the state due to COVID-19 situation.

17:29 (IST)26 May 2021
Conducted panchayat polls following COVID protocols, won’t be difficult to conduct Class 12 exams: UP Health Minister

“When the education department will finalise (dates for 12th board exams) then the health department will see how to maintain COVID protocols in centers. We’ve conducted panchayat polls and other programs following COVID protocols. So, it won’t be difficult for us.” UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh told ANI on conducting of UP board Class 12 exams.

15:42 (IST)26 May 2021
Decision on UP board Class 12 exams likely by May end: Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma

Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said that he will discuss the class 12 board exam matter with the state CM and a decision is likely by month end. "We have already printed the papers, made sets of decoded copies, & allocated 8,513 centers to follow social distancing during examinations. We're analysing COVID situation." he told ANI.

14:55 (IST)26 May 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 postponed

JEE-Advanced) 2021 which was scheduled to be conducted on July 3 has been postponed until further notice. IIT Kharagpur, the organising institute for the exam, has released a notification on their website stating that the exam stands postponed amid rise in COVID-19 cases across the country.

10:43 (IST)26 May 2021
CBSE 12th Exams: Around 300 students writes to CJI, demands cancellation of board exam

Around 300 students of Class 12 on Tuesday sent a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana to quash the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct physical examination amid the COVID-19 pandemic. -- ANI

10:33 (IST)26 May 2021
IITs urge govt for priority vaccine to students, help early return to campus

In a recent meeting with Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) are learnt to have requested the government to expedite vaccination of their students to facilitate their return to the campus. According to sources, the IITs urged the Centre to step in and help vaccinate their students on priority, as state governments have been unable to procure enough vaccines for those in the 18-44 age group. Many IITs still have students living on campus. Read more

10:24 (IST)26 May 2021
Vaccinate Class 12 students before conducting Class 12 board exams: Punjab Minister

Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Tuesday asked the Centre to ensure vaccination of Class 12 students before taking a decision on holding board exams 2021. Delhi has made a similar suggestion to the Centre asking it to vaccinate children before they appear for the examinations.

-- PTI

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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.

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 elective (read major) subjects only.

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