CBSE to decide on the conducting of Board Exams by this Monday

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CBSE to decide on the conducting of Board Exams by this Monday

Updates regarding the pending CBSE Board Exams to be announced soon

Friday, 19th June 2020

CBSE may cancel the Board Exams that were to start from 1st of July as per schedule and are still pending. The rapid spread of COVID-19 infections in the country has actually pushed the board towards this decision. However, the final announcements are yet to come. Prior to taking the final decision CBSE is considering the various options like:


  • Granting marks to the candidate based on the candidate’s average score on the papers that the candidate had appeared for in the past
  • Making exams optional for the CBSE students
  • Evaluating students as per their results in the internal assessments
  • Rescheduling the board exams for months September-October


The board is likely to finalize on this on Monday post consulting with the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The board has been facing pressure from the guardians of candidates and also from the state governments of certain states like New Delhi, Maharashtra for cancellation of the Board exams altogether.


Petitions submitted to the Supreme Court by the guardians have called for an order from the Supreme Court this Wednesday asking the Board to decide and finalize by the coming week.


On Tuesday, prior to the Supreme Court hearing Ramesh Pokhriyal; the HRD Minister had a meeting with Manoj Ahuja (Chairperson; CBSE), Anita Karwal (Secretary; School Education) and Vineet Joshi (Director General; National Testing Agency). However, the outcome of the meeting was inconclusive.


In this context, one of the senior HRD officials said: “No decisions have been reached so far. However, by June 23 CBSE will be ready with further instructions as asked by the SC. There are two things that have emerged – a few states are unwilling to conduct the exams due to the increasing cases of the viral infection and within the Board the general opinion is that it doesn't make much of a sense of delaying the exams to September or October.”


The official further said: “Therefore, in such a scenario CBSE is left with the option of either making the exams optional or cancel them. At present the Board is thinking of cancelling the exams and awarding an average marks scored in the papers a student appeared to the one that remained unfulfilled. In case of Class X, the Board may also look at the option of scoring on the basis of the internal assessment,”


Class X CBSE Exams are pending in New Delhi’s NE District only.


Towards the beginning of the month, the Maharashtra state government had asked the boards CBSE as well as CISCE to postpone the Classes X and XII Exams or evaluate the students after taking into account their performance in the internal assessments.


As per a source from the CBSE Board the board is likely to take the final decision by Saturday and get ministry’s approval on it by Monday.



Source: Times of India

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