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Odisha Class 10 exams cancelled amid spike in Covid-19 cases

The students in the protest argued that there is no clarity by BSE regarding the class 10 matric exam schedule. Keeping this in concern, BSE has cancelled the matriculation examinations for the year 2021.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 21, 2021 1:56:38 pm
Haryana Board exam 2021Know how students of class 10 will be evaluated. Representational image/ file

Board of Secondary Education (BSE) today cancelled the class 10 examination in view of the ongoing Covid-19 second wave across the country. On April 20, a large number of students protested in front of CM Naveen Patnaik’s residence demanding the cancellation of the examinations.

The students in the protest argued that there is no clarity by BSE regarding the class 10 matric exam schedule. The matric students will be assessed based on a ‘special criterion’, which is yet to finalise the parameters against which the students will be assessed. The detailed criterion will be released later. In a statement, the board said after declaring the class 10 result, they will provide an option to students to reappear for the written exams. This will only be available to students who will not be satisfied with the marks allotted to them.


The BSE had earlier put on hold the examination and did not clarify whether the examination will be held in the coming days or canceled in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

CBSE and ICSE have also cancelled class 10 board exams due to the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases and postponed class 12 examinations until further notice. Many other state boards including Punjab, Haryana, and Karnataka have also cancelled several examinations.

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