Amid the rising cases of Covid-19 in India, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) told the Supreme Court Thursday that it has decided not to conduct the pending exams for class 10 and class 12 that were scheduled to be held from July 1 to 15. While exams for class 10 students are cancelled, the board said that exams can be conducted for class 12 students who opt for it as soon as conditions are conducive. The announcement prompted plenty of reactions on social media.
As of now, class 12 students will be evaluated on their performance in the last three school exams. They can also appear for the board exam at a later date if they want to improve their marks.
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The Supreme Court asked the central government and the CBSE to issue a fresh notification regarding Class 12 examinations and to clarify on the status of state board exams. This came after the state governments in Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu said they would be unable to conduct the examinations due to the pandemic.
As soon as the decision became public, #CBSE dominated trends on Twitter. While many cheered, people also tried to capture the mood of the students with memes:
CBSE & ICSE ke Students : pic.twitter.com/jgQV7BC8fQ
— Naughty चाचा 🧢 (@idhar_dekh_le) June 25, 2020
Students : pic.twitter.com/PBsiiGyZ9i
— Manish (@Man_isssh) June 25, 2020
— Manas kumar 🐼 (@Manaskr12351) June 25, 2020
— Pihu (@PritiMhatre6) June 25, 2020
#CBSE exams cancelled
Toppers ~ We will get more time to revise concept.
Backbenchers ~ pic.twitter.com/irsSjiIwhL
— Dr Achambit Santra™ (@5trillion_jumIe) June 25, 2020
#CBSE exams got cancelled
Topper who prepared everything: pic.twitter.com/n3Ry0RS8Fq
— Nobita (@Harami_Nobita) June 25, 2020
Government cancelled #CBSE exams
Me in front of relatives – pic.twitter.com/oYWwq8uv7L
— lamist (@Lamist5) June 25, 2020
— Tulasi Ippili (@TulasiramIppili) June 25, 2020
— Mansi🐥 (@lekhikaaa) June 25, 2020
— Pragya Tiwari (@PragyaT99572650) June 25, 2020
* #CBSE cancelled exams *
Backbencher to Topper : pic.twitter.com/vpIpSM8gAi
— Atul 🇮🇳 (@dikhhat_hai_) June 25, 2020
Students who studied seriously for upcoming exams : pic.twitter.com/Bj6dYIuNbr
— Punjabi Shotgun🇮🇳 (@shotgun_ss2) June 25, 2020
— 丂卂卄丨ㄥ (@o_sahil2) June 25, 2020
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@theesmaarkhan) June 25, 2020
Getting news that #CBSE cancelled exams for 2019-20 session
All back benchers : pic.twitter.com/MG9HQoRXxV
— Killer Cool 🇮🇳 (@KillerCool13) June 25, 2020
#CBSE cancelled exams
— Yash Jain (@witty_a_little) June 25, 2020
* #CBSE cancelled exams*
Toppers in their WhatsApp group: pic.twitter.com/XI291V6sTN
— CHEEKU 🌼 (@Okay_Bye___) June 25, 2020
#CBSE cancelled Board exams
Le backbencher who haven’t studied whole year pic.twitter.com/VuVJafa7xK
— KOM@L SINGH 🇮🇳 (@komalsingh148) June 25, 2020
The Council for The Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) also decided to cancel the remaining class 10 and 12 board exams that were scheduled to be held in July. The CISCE had earlier given students a choice to opt-out of the board exam. Students can opt to have their results tabulated based on their performance in their school’s pre-board exams.
Earlier, the government of Andhra Pradesh had decided to cancel the SSC and intermediate first, second year supplementary exams. Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh announced that the government had taken this decision due to rise in Covid-19 cases.