CBSE Class 10th & 12th Board Exam Date: Following CBSE's cue, the number of states which have either cancelled or postponed exams include Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, UP among others.
CBSE Board Class 10th Exam Cancelled, Class 12th Exam Postponed: A day after CBSE cancelled Class 10th board exams and postponed 12th exams, a number of state education boards either postponed or cancelled their Class 10th and class 12th board exams including Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh today. Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar today said that on the lines of CBSE, the Haryana education board has cancelled Class 10th exams and postponed class 12th exams for now. Gujjar also said that Class 10th students will be given marks on the basis of their internal assessment.
In a similar decision, Haryana’s neighbouring state Punjab education board has also decided to promote Class 5th, Class 8th and Class 10th students without exams for the current academic year. The education board of Gujarat however has only postponed the Class 10th and Class 12th exam dates which were earlier scheduled to be conducted between May 10 and May 25. The Gujarat board also announced that students from Class 1st to Class 9th and students of Class 11th will be mass promoted into the next class.
Earlier today, the education board of Uttar Pradesh postponed the Class 10th, 12th exams till May 20. The state government in another decision announced that the university exams have also been postponed till May 15.
Taking stock of the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in the country, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday had decided to postpone the exams for class 12th students while altogether cancelling the Class Xth exam board exams for this year. The direction taken by the CBSE is certainly going to give a cue to several state boards with many state boards likely to announce their decision in the coming days. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also announced the suspension of class 10th and class 12th board exams in the state due to the COronavirus pandemic.
Here is what several other important state education boards have done so far or are contemplating with regard to the board examination of students.
The most populated state of the country Uttar Pradesh has postponed the Class Xth and Class XIIth exams till May 20. Earlier, the board exams for Class Xth and Class XIIth were slated to begin from May 8. A large number of state education board officials testing positive had also cast a shadow over the exams.
The state of Karnataka reacting to the CBSE cancelling Class Xth board exam has said that it has not yet decided on cancelling the Class Xth board exam. However, the state Education Minister S Suresh Kumar was quoted as saying that the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class XIIth board exam will be conducted as per the schedule from June 21.
The state government has postponed not only the Class Xth and Class XIIth board exams but has also postponed the undergraduate university exams. The government has said that the state will decide its future course of action by the end of the month of April.
The state has for now postponed the Class Xth and Class XIIth board exams in the state due to Covid-19 pandemic. The state government has also issued directions to promote all students studying in class 8th, 9th and 11th to their next class.
Defying all cues from CBSE and rest of the education boards, the education board of Meghalaya has said that the Class Xth and Class XIIth board exams in the state will be held as per schedule with utmost precautions to be taken by the students and authorities.
The worst affected state by Coronavirus, Maharashtra has postponed the Class Xth and Class XIIth board exams in the state. However, the state education board has clarified that the exams of Class Xth students will not be cancelled and conducted in the month of June. Similarly the government intends to conduct the Class Xth board exams in the state in the month of May.
The state of Madhya Pradesh has also postponed the Class Xth and Class XIIth board exams which were scheduled to begin from the beginning of next month.
The state government has so far not taken any decision on cancelling or postponing the board exams in the state as of now. The officials have said that an appropriate decision will be taken by the government in view of the rising number of Coronavirus cases in the state.