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CBSE, ICSE Board Class 12 Exams 2021 Updates: Gujarat, MP, Uttarakhand cancels Class 12 board exams

CBSE, ICSE Board Class 12 Exam 2021 Date Update: After the cancellation of CBSE, CISCE Class 12 board exams, state boards are expected to take a decision soon on the board exams.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 2, 2021 8:02:07 pm
CBSE 2021CBSE Board exams LIVE Updates: The criteria for evaluation will be released soon. Representational image/ designed by Gargi Singh

CBSE Board Class 12 Exams 2021 Updates: In view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class XII Board Exams would not be held this year. It was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of Class 12 students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.

In the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement cancelling Class XII exams, some states Tuesday said they would reconsider conducting their respective state Board exams. Others said they would take a final call soon. Meanwhile, Haryana and Gujarat announced the cancellation of class 12 state board exams. Decisions by other states on the matter is awaited.

Following the cancellation of the CBSE Board examination on Tuesday, the Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has scrapped its ISC examination for this year.

The CBSE has released an official notification stating that the postponed Class 12 exams now stands cancelled. “Any student who is not satisfied with the assessment has an option to appear in the exam as and when the situation becomes conducive”, reads the official statement by CBSE.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a meeting with union ministers, cabinet secretary and other stakeholders to discuss the situation of Class 12 board exams and review all the possible options on the exam. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman are also part of the meeting among others.

CBSE Class 12 Exam Updates in Hindi

The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE exams has been taken in the interest of students. He stated that COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of Board Exams has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end.


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CBSE, CISCE Class 12 board exams updates: Class 12 board exams cancelled by CBSE, CISCE

20:00 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Final decision on HP board Class 12 exams on June 5: CM Thakur

"After the cancellation of CBSE class 12th examinations, we're also working on the same lines as the situation isn't conducive to conduct exams. The final decision on Himachal Pradesh Board class 12 exams will be taken in the Cabinet meeting on June 5," Himachal Pradesh CM told ANI

19:37 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Class 12 evaluation criteria to be announced soon, students need not panic: CBSE Secretary

“We’re in the process of structuring the criteria for Class 12 evaluation. We will put it in the public domain once it is completed. Parents, teachers, principals and students need to wait for it a bit. Also request all not to panic,” Anurag Tripathi, Secretary, CBSE told ANI

19:13 (IST)02 Jun 2021
In cue with other states, Uttarakhand scraps Class 12 board exams

16:15 (IST)02 Jun 2021
MP Board cancels Class 12 board exams

14:57 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Decision has been taken as a precautionary measure in view of Covid-19: Gujarat Education Minister

"Gujarat secondary and higher secondary education board cancels class 12th board examination. The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure in view of the covid-19 pandemic", state Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama told ANI

14:50 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Gujarat govt cancels state board exams amid the pandemic.
14:20 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Goa govt to decide on Class 12 board exams by evening: CM

The Goa government will go through decisions taken by other states and also consult the Union Education Ministry before taking a call on Class 12 Goa board exams by Wednesday evening, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

13:16 (IST)02 Jun 2021
JNU entrance test will be conducted whenever it is safe for students, assures VC M Jagadesh Kumar

Talking on the undergraduate admissions at JNU, VC M Jagadesh Kumar said, "We will conduct the entrance examination whenever it is safe for the students to write. If the entrance is delayed due to the pandemic situation and if the admission of the students happens at a later date than usual, we will surely adjust our academic calendar to take care of the lost time without compromising the academic rigour."

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13:01 (IST)02 Jun 2021
JNU VC welcomes govt's decision to cancel Class 12 board exams

"The decision taken with regard to 12th standard exams is pragmatic and rational considering the fact that this covid pandemic is a once in a century occurrence. The health and safety of students are of paramount importance." Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice- Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said. 

12:23 (IST)02 Jun 2021
West Bengal govt likely to announce final decision on board exams today

As per sources, the heads of West Bengal board of secondary education and higher education will hold a meeting to decide on the state board exams. A decision is expected to be announced around 2 pm today.

11:38 (IST)02 Jun 2021
State boards should cancel exams: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday demanded that state boards should also cancel examinations like those of the CBSE. His remarks come a day after the government decided to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. "No examination without vaccination", he added. 

11:07 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Some states take cue from center, others to take call on Class 12 state board exams today

Following the cue of center, Haryana government has decided to cancel the Class 12 exams conducted by the state board. Whereas, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states are likely to take a decision on the matter soon. 

10:51 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Given the current situation, it is the right decision to cancel the CBSE Board exams: Co-Chair, FICCI ARISE

Talking on scrapping of Class 12 board, Praveen Raju, Co-Chair, FICCI ARISE said, "There is no way we could have held exams without compromising the safety of children. While we welcome the decision, we hope the modalities would be worked out quickly in consultation with stakeholders." He further said that since 12th marks are important factor that affects students’ career, we expect CBSE to ensure students don’t get affected with the methodology of awarding marks.

10:44 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Unlikely that CUCET would be implemented this year, says DU official

“We are committed to CUCET as and when it happens. The problem there too is that national-level examinations have to take place. Nobody is in a situation right now to answer how the situation will be in various cities and whether this exam can be held. In the larger of interest students, this is best possible option [to go by CBSE formula].” a DU official told The Indian Express.

10:40 (IST)02 Jun 2021
College admission will be based on ‘merit’, entrance exam is not an option yet: DU

“This decision (cancellation of board exams) has been taken in view of the unprecedented Covid situation. We are with the Government of India. Our admission criteria will strictly be based on merit. We will honour the Board’s criterion.” DU Acting Vice-Chancellor P C Joshi said.

10:37 (IST)02 Jun 2021
With Class 12 board exams cancelled, students thank Prime Minister for easing their misery

10:34 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Maharashtra state Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad also welcomed the Centre’s decision to cancel the exam.

“Considering the rise of Covid-19 cases… and the uncertainty, we had urged the Centre to consider an alternative to the Class 12 board exam. We had also insisted on an uniform policy to put an end to uncertainty about exams, which has caused a lot of stress for students,” Gaikwad said.

10:32 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Students and parents welcome Class 12 exam cancellation decision, Uddhav thanks PM

10:30 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Safety, health and well-being of students, teachers topmost priority: CISCE

Gerry Arathoon, chief executive, CISCE said that the class 12 results will be processed on a mechanism which will also include internal examinations conducted by the schools. He further states that the safety, health and well--being of students, teachers topmost priority and of paramount interest. 

10:22 (IST)02 Jun 2021
Haryana govt decides to cancel the state board Class 12 examination

The Haryana government has decided to cancel the Class 12 exams conducted by the state board, Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Tuesday. The decision came shortly after the central government announced cancelling the CBSE Class 12 board exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

UP board exams The final decision on CBSE Class 12 was taken today. The exams stand cancelled. Representational photo.

The CBSE and ICSE have cancelled Class 12 Board exams and announced an alternative marking policy.

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First published on: 31-05-2021 at 10:41:57 am