Centre to decide on CBSE Class 12th Board exams by June 1

The Centre will examine suggestions received from various State Governments this week and convey further information in this regard to the students by or before the 1st of June.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday chaired a national consultation to discuss conduct of Class 12 exams and professional courses entrance exams.

The discussions were held on two issues.

The board exams to be conducted for Class 12th 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.

During the meeting, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank 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 expressed confidence that the government will be able to arrive at an informed, and collaborative decision regarding Class 12 board exams and remove uncertainty among students and parents.

Mr Pokhriyal said that despite challenges posed by Covid-19, the Government has left no stone unturned to successfully bring education to online mode.

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.

He said keeping in view the present circumstances, government decided to cancel the CBSE Board examinations of Class 10th and evaluate through internal assessment but Class-12th examinations are very important to decide the future of a student.

He also expressed his gratitude to the Defence Minister for giving his time and valuable suggestions relating to the exams.

He thanked Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Prakash Javadekar for attending the meeting.

While summing up, Mr Rajnath Singh thanked all the participants for putting forth their positive suggestions on the proposals for conducting examinations.

He requested States and UTs to submit other suggestions, if any, to the Ministry of Education by 25th May.

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