Updates to CBSE Class 12 Board Exam LIVE: At the meeting, Modi will be updated on all possibilities the administration is considering about the class 12 examinations of the Board.
The Government is currently considering two options, one of which is to cancel physical examinations. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is currently being hospitalised because of problems following COVID-19 and is not a member of the meeting.
At the latest meeting between the PMO and officials of the Ministry of Education, class 10 board examinations were cancelled. This time, a final call is expected from the government side. It is expected. Once God receives a call, the Supreme Court is notified on 3 June.
The SC is hearing a plea seeking to cancel class 12 board examinations and has requested the Govt come forth with a ‘strong explanation’ for wanting to deviate, if anything, from the plan last year to cancel class 12 board exams.
Rajnath Singh is likely to deliver a rundown on opinions gathered from various stakeholders during the meeting with PM. At a previous meeting convened by Rajnath Singh a number of problems were highlighted as most countries agreed to conduct examinations at a later point, others opposed examinations and proposed an alternate evaluation method.
Demand was also made for youngsters to get vaccinated before they were asked to attend tests. The majority still favoured board examinations, and CBSE advised conducting examinations between 15 July and 26 August.
The Central Boards — CBSE and CISCE — have also provided the government with recommended timetables. CBSE advised the government that examinations might be held between 15 and 26 July.
The Second National Board or CISCE has requested schools to submit data on the past performance of students, including prescriptions and scores over the last three years. Schools were requested to submit these by 7 June.
The government has come up with three alternatives after the discussion between state-led and central ministers – option A: to take exams for the major subjects, option B: to hold examinations in a new format, including short answer questions, and option C: to evaluate students based on their performance in the last three years. The government’s final decision will be presented to the Supreme Court on 3 June.
The government’s decision must be reported to the Supreme Court. At a plea for cancellation of Class 12 board examinations, the Supreme Court requested that the government deviate from the judgement of 2020 that promoted pupils to the next class without examination. Although tests in some topics took occurred last year and no examinations could take place this year, the SC has given the government time to consider which step to take at the next hearing on 3 June.
Several states have asked the government to take a consistent decision, including students studying on state boards, for students across the country. “I want the Hon’ble PM for a standard national policy for examinations such as Standard XII to not damage the future of children,” stated Maharashtra CM.
The case of the examinations on board remains before the Supreme Court, and the SC will also take a position on the decision of the administration. After class 12, a decision is expected in the near future on admission examinations including JEE Main and NEET. University admissions were also suspended due to the suspension of the academic term.