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CBSE Board Class 10, 12 Exam Date 2021 News Update: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 board exams have been cancelled and Class 12 board exams have been postponed by the Education Ministry.

By: Education Desk
New Delhi | Updated: April 17, 2021 12:47:28 pm
cbse board exam news, cancel board exam news, modi said on cbse examThe government is likely to consider postponing the exams. (Graphic by Gargi Singh)

CBSE Board Class 10, 12 Exam Date 2021 News Update: Amid mounting pressure over the Centre to postpone the CBSE Board exams scheduled for next month, the Education Ministry, after consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, decided to postponed class 12 exams. The ministry will review the situation on June 1 to decide fresh dates. However, the ministry has cancelled class 10 exams.

Earlier, sources in the Education Ministry had told The Indian Express that holding the examinations on time seems “difficult”, given the increase in fresh infections. CBSE’s offline examinations are scheduled to begin on May 4.

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Meanwhile, states like UP, Haryana have on April 15 postponed the class 12 board exams. Haryana board has like CBSE, cancelled class 10 exams.

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JKBOSE cancels Class 10 board exams, Class 12 exams postponed

The Jammu Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) today decided to follow the CBSE suit. The board exams for class 10 have been cancelled whereas exams for class 12 have been postponed. Read more

20:09 (IST)15 Apr 2021
Telangana cancels SSC exams, second year intermediate exams postponed

Telangana government Thursday decided to cancel SSC exams scheduled to be held from May 17. A memo from the School Education Department, referring to a note from the Chief Minister’s Office, said that the decision comes in the wake of the pandemic situation prevailing in the state as well as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notification of April 14 that dropped class 10 exams and postponed exams for students of class 12. Read more

19:53 (IST)15 Apr 2021
UP board exams postponed

Following the increasing number of Covid cases the UP state government on Thursday announced to postpone the UP Board Exams for Class 10 and 12 this year till May 20, after which the new dates of UP Board examination will be considered once again.

While no examination would be conducted in this period, the Yogi government has also directed the closure of all government and private schools from classes 1 to 12 till May 15, 2021. The Central Education Ministry has already postponed the CBSE Class 12 board exams and cancelled the Class 10 exams amid growing concerns over the surge in Covid-19 infections in the country.

“Amid the rising cases of coronavirus in the state capital, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken some major decisions to curb the ongoing situation in Uttar Pradesh. Under this the state government has announced to postpone the UP Board Exams 2021 for Class 10 and 12 till May 20, 2021. The new dates of UP Board examination will be considered in May. No examination will be conducted during this period. The Yogi government has also directed the closure of all government and private schools from classes 1 to 12 till May 15, 2021,” read a statement issued by the state information department.

Earlier this week the state government had ordered the closure of all government as well as private schools from class 1 to class 12 till the end of the month. With as much as 22,439 new cases reported in the state, the active cases count is now around 1.30 lakh.

19:50 (IST)15 Apr 2021
NEET PG postponed

After CBSE class 12 board exams, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test postgraduate (NEET PG) 2021 has also been deferred until further notice. Administered by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), NEET-PG 2021 was scheduled to be conducted on April 18, 2021. Read more

18:53 (IST)15 Apr 2021
Gujarat GSEB Class 10, 12 exams postponed

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18:04 (IST)15 Apr 2021
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The Uttar Pradesh government today decided to extend the closure of educational institutes across the state till May 15. Consequently, the Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh exams of class 10, 12 have also been postponed till May 20, as per PTI. Read more

14:24 (IST)15 Apr 2021
PSEB promotes students without exams

Amid the continuing Covid surge, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced that all Class 5, 8 and 10 students be promoted to the next class, without taking any examination, with a decision on Class 12 PSEB exams, which have already been postponed, to be taken later, based on the emerging situation. Read more

13:07 (IST)15 Apr 2021
'HBSE prepared to conduct exam, waiting govt nod'

Dr Jagbir Singh, chairman of BSEH, said, “The state board is all prepared to conduct the board exams as per the schedule. However, the final decision will be taken after the meeting with the education minister, which is scheduled to be conducted today i.e on April 15.” Read more

12:03 (IST)15 Apr 2021
CISCE to make decision on ICSE, ISC board exams soon

Following Wednesday’s announcement, Gerry Arathoon, Secretary of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) said CISCE will also “review” the situation and make a decision on the ICSE and ISC exam dates “at the earliest”. Read more

11:07 (IST)15 Apr 2021
Amid surge, Govt puts off Class 12 boards, will take a call in June; Class 10 exams cancelled

According to the Ministry’s statement, CBSE will prepare the Class 10 results based on an “objective criterion”. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams,” the Ministry said. Read more

10:41 (IST)15 Apr 2021
List of states that have postponed board exams 2021

Besides, MP, Maharashtra, many other states have postponed the class 10 and class 12 examination. While many like Karnataka have not decided yet. Meanwhile, some state boards like Haryana will take a  decision today or this week. Read more

10:28 (IST)15 Apr 2021
Decision on CBSE exams should have take earlier

Some questioned why the decision was not taken earlier, though they acknowledged that the rapidly evolving Covid situation had put the CBSE and the Centre in a tough spot. Read more

10:23 (IST)15 Apr 2021
CBSE missed March-April window

The decision to postpone Class 12 CBSE board exams and cancel the same for Class 10 was taken at the highest level, between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top Education Ministry officials, with several members of the CBSE’s governing body telling The Indian Express that they were not consulted. Read more

19:21 (IST)14 Apr 2021
Karnataka SSLC exam to be held as scheduled: Education Minister

The Karnataka government on Wednesday said it has not taken any decision on cancelling the state board SSLC exam. This comes against the backdrop of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) cancelling the 10th standard and postponing the 12th standard examinations due to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic.

19:06 (IST)14 Apr 2021
Maharashtra government to study CBSE’s move

The Maharashtra government would study and discuss the CBSE’s move of cancelling its Class 10 exam before taking any such decision for the state education board exams, minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Wednesday. The state School Education Minister made the statement in a televised message. Read more

18:11 (IST)14 Apr 2021
Now, RBSE postpones board exams

After CBSE and MP Board, Rajasthan government too has deferred class 10, 12 exams. Nearly two million appears for the board exams every year. Read here 

17:55 (IST)14 Apr 2021
CBSE yet to decide on Class 10 evaluation method

Sanyam Bhardwaj, controller of examinations, CBSE, told, “The decision to cancel class 10 board exams has been taken less than a month before the scheduled board exams which were to begin on May 4. The board will work on devising the evaluation method as soon as possible and inform the schools accordingly so that they have enough time to complete the processes necessary for releasing the results in time.”

CBSE 2021 CBSE Board exams Updates: Exams to begin from May 4. Representational image/ designed by Gargi Singh

CBSE Board exams Updates: There is less than a month for the start of the offline board examinations — May 4 — and the this demand is being made has increased in the last week. On Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked the Centre to cancel these offline examinations, stating that the examination centres can become COVID hotspots.


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First published on: 14-04-2021 at 11:52:57 am
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