The Ministry of Education with the Education Ministers and Administrators of all States and UTs conducted a national consultation on May 23 on 12th board exam.
The Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal said the entire country has come together to ensure the safety and academic welfare of the students and smooth functioning of the education system.
He said that despite challenges posed by Covid-19, the Government has left no stone unturned to successfully bring education to online mode. He said that the homes were converted into schools.
Class 12 Board Exam Decision:
The Minister discussed the importance of the Class 12th Board exams and the All India Entrance exams in shaping the future and defining the careers of students. The Minister said keeping in view the present circumstances we decided to cancel the CBSE Board examinations of Class 10 and evaluate through internal assessment but Class-12 examinations are very important to decide the future of a student.
He said that this meeting was called to enable Central and State Boards and other examination agencies to be able to examine various options available in the present challenging circumstances through a consultation process.
The Minister assured that the deliberations with all stakeholders in the meeting today will help in reaching a suitable decision on exams in the interest of all the students and ensuring a bright future for our children.
Final decision to be out this date:
The discussions were held around two themes, i.e, board exams to be conducted for Class12 by the Central Board of Secondary Education. And other State Boards and the All-India Entrance examinations for various higher education institutions and professional courses.
Various options regarding the methodology, process, duration and timings of the exams were discussed. While a broad consensus was there, however, it was decided that States and UTs may like to further examine the matter and send their feedback in writing by the May 25, 2021.