Amid COVID-19, state boards and central education boards across India have taken decisions on postponement and cancellation of their Class 10 and 12 board exams. Students can go through the latest news regarding the board examinations in their respective states below.
Almost 30 lakh SSC and HSC students in Maharashtra are eagerly anticipating a final plan of action regarding the pending internal evaluation as well as HSC’s theory exam. While the state government has already cancelled the theory exam for SSC students, the internal evaluation strategy is yet to be released. As per a media source, a final decision on the evaluation plan for Maharashtra Board SSC students is likely to be declared within a week’s time from now.
In the meanwhile, the Bombay High Court on Thursday (20 May 2021) has expressed its dissent on cancelling the SSC exams in Maharashtra. A bench of justices Shahrukh Kathawalla and Surendra Tawade questioned the discrimination in holding the HSC exams for 14 lakh students and not SSC exams for 16 lakh students. Government pleader Priyabhushan Kakade stated in front of the court that the State is anticipating suggestions from the State Council of Educational Research and Training in a week after which it will come up with a formula.
Rajasthan State Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara stated in a recent conversation with the media that the Rajasthan Board Class 10 and 12 exams are postponed till June 6. He noted that if the COVID situation in the state gets better by that date, a proper decision on conducting the board examination will be taken.
The Madhya Pradesh School Education department has cancelled the MP Board Class 10 board exams 2021. The Class 10 state board students will be assessed on the basis of their mid-term exams or pre-boards, unit tests, and internal assessment. On the other hand, the MP Class 12 board exams have been postponed till further notice, and the new schedule will be declared once the COVID-19 situation in the state improves. In a tweet posted by the School Education Department of MP, it has been stated that the Class 12 board candidates will be informed about the exam dates at least 20 days in advance.
The Karnataka government has postponed the Karnataka Class 10 as well as the 2nd PUC or Class 12 board exams 2021, and the new dates will be announced much in advance. At the same time, the 1st PUC or Class 11 exams have been cancelled, and the students will be promoted to the next class indiscriminately.
On 18 May 2021, Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar announced that no decision has been taken yet on cancelling the Class 10th examination and Karnataka 2nd PUC or Class 12 board exams 2021. This has put to rest all the social media speculations regarding the cancellation of Karnataka Class 12 board exam.
The Tamil Nadu government has cancelled the Class 10 board exams and postponed the Class 12 board exams due to COVID-19.
The Tamil Nadu School Education Department is likely to form a committee in order to take concrete decisions on conducting the Class 12 examinations after the COVID-19 situation improves in the state. This committee will also take on the responsibility to determine the marks assessment scheme for Class 10 board exam students in the state.
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