CBSE Board Class 12 Exam 2021 Date Live News Update: several states such as Kerala, Assam, Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Meghalaya have urged the Central Government to vaccinate teachers and students on priority to ensure their safety during their time at the test centre.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday suggested two options for conducting the Class 12 board examinations amid the Covid pandemic during a high-level virtual meeting chaired by Union defence minister Rajnath Singh. Most states are in favour of holding the board examinations and will explore the options suggested by the CBSE. The Centre has said that the final decision on the matter will be taken soon.
Over 75% of states want shorter option B for CBSE class 12
Under option A, exams of only 19 major subjects will be conducted at the designated centres. The assessment of the minor subjects can be done based on the performance of the major subjects.
Under this option, the entire process will take three months, including pre-exam activities and the declaration of results. The Board said that this option is possible only when such a period of three months is clearly and safely available to the Board. August could be a convenient time but if the situation is not conducive to conduct the exams safely, then this option will not be viable.
Under option B, exams will be held at the schools itself and instead of three hours, the papers will be of 90 minutes and questions will be of multiple option types. The students will have to appear in one language and three elective subjects only and the results of the 5th and 6th subjects will be assessed based on the performance in these subjects.
However, the examinations will have to be conducted twice under this option based on when the situation in a state is conducive for holding the examinations. If a student can not appear in the first phase due to any Covid-related matter, a second chance will be offered. Question papers will not have to be printed in this option and so logistics will remain limited.
Going by option A, the pre-exam activities will take place from Jule 1 to July 31 and the exams will be held from August 1 to August 20. The time slot between August 21 and September 5 has been slotted for evaluation while the tentative result date will be September 20.
If the Board finalises Option B, then the pre-exam activities will take place between July 10 and July 15. The 1st phase of the examination will take place between July 15 and August 1, while the second phase will take place between August 5 and August 26. Evaluation will take place on a daily basis and will be completed by August 30 and the result will be announced on September 5.
Decision on UP Board exams after discussions with CM: Edu minister Dinesh Sharma
UP’s deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said decision on UP board class 10 and 12 exams will come after discussions with the CM Yogi Adityanath. He also said that the board results will be declared within one month of conducting the exams. The date of commencement of exams (for class 12 or both class 10 & 12) will be decided after consonance from the CM.
Goa Board’s Class X exams cancelled, Class XII decision in 2 days
The Goa government has cancelled Class X exams in the state in view of the COVID-19 outbreak and a decision on Class XII exams would be taken in the next two days, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Sunday. The decision has been taken on the recommendation of a committee comprising Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary School Education and education department officials as well as experts in the field, and Class X marks would be allotted based on the internal assessment of examinations held in academic year 2020-21, he said.