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Yes! You heard it right, The Government cancelled the exams due to the covid crisis in the country, The results will be based on the objective criteria. Following a meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central Government Tuesday ordered the cancellation of this year’s CBSE Board exams for Class 12 students, citing “uncertain situations due to Covid and input collected from different stakeholders.” According to the government, the findings would be prepared using “well-defined objective criteria.” However, if a student wishes to sit for the test, the CBSE will give an alternative if the situation improves.
According to reports, the CBSE will form a committee to decide on an alternative method of tabulating results. The plan will very certainly factor in a student’s success in internal school assessments. To prevent mark inflation, the Board may instruct schools to ensure that the marks assigned to pupils are consistent with the school’s previous performance in the Class 12 Board exams. Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar announced shortly after the announcement that his state will follow the government’s CBSE decision. Arvind Pandey, the Uttarakhand Education Minister, said a decision will be made shortly, but sources claimed the state board test will most likely be cancelled since “BJP-ruled states will follow the Prime Minister’s stance.”
States dominated by the opposition, such as Maharashtra and Rajasthan, stated they will decide on the fate of their Class 12 Board exams in the coming days. During a State Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rajasthan will make a decision. The nationwide consultation on May 23 and input from states on the CBSE’s two alternatives for holding the school-leaving examination. Option A called for tests in the “current format” for 19 main topics to be held at selected examination centres, with minor subject grades based on major subject performance. Exams for main topics were to be held at students’ home schools rather than authorized testing centres under Option B, with each exam lasting 90 minutes.
Class 12 is a watershed moment in a student’s life and the entry points to further education. Given that several state boards compete with the CBSE and ISC, universities will face a problem in establishing a fair playing field for admissions screening. According to sources, the Prime Minister was briefed on a third alternative that was not addressed with the states on Tuesday: the prospect of cancelling the exam, given the volatility of the situation and the health implications of 20 lakh kids taking the exam.
(The) Prime Minister stated that the Covid problem is a fluid scenario that affects the entire country. Even though the country’s population is decreasing and certain states are effectively handling the problem through micro-containment, certain states have chosen for a lockdown, according to the statement. Students should not be compelled to take examinations in such difficult circumstances, according to the PM. The decision was made after 32 states and union territories voted in favour of holding the Class 12 Board test this year. Of these, 29 states and UTs either backed the shortened format or agreed to accept the Centre’s decision. Only four states — Delhi, Maharashtra, Goa, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands — are adamantly opposed to pen-and-paper exams.
The government is set to announce its decision before the Supreme Court on Thursday. The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that it will determine whether or not to hold the Class XII board examinations amid the epidemic in the following two days. Admissions to higher education institutions will be affected by the ruling. Approximately one crore students get admitted to colleges and universities based on their performance in Board examinations, according to the Education Ministry’s estimate. There is a significant possibility of school-based mark inflation. CBSE will face a significant task in normalizing the discrepancies in school-prepared outcomes.
Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar, and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani were all present at the meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was also attended by Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare, School Education Secretary Anita Karwal, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister PK Mishra, and Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba. Only when CBSE provides the “objective criteria” for evaluating Class 12 candidates will the Education Ministry’s higher education department look at the admission procedure. According to reports, the new National Education Policy’s proposal for a unified admission exam for all central institutions may be given a boost immediately.
By – Priyanka Dhillon