Odisha has canceled its board exams for class 12 students due to the pandemic. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asks CHSE to cancel the exams stating that “students life is more important than exams.” BSE Odisha had canceled the class 10 exams earlier.
Earlier, Odisha had scheduled class 12 exams from May 18 to June 13 which were later postponed. The final decision on cancelation came after the Central government decided to cancel CBSE and CISCE exams as well as several other states including Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh etc announced a no-exam year for classes 10 and 12 students due to the pandemic.
The CHSE Odisha has not yet shared the detailed criterion on how the students will be assessed, however, the state government is aiming at declaring the results of Odisha class 12 students by June 30.
Last year, over 5 lakh students had appeared for the BSE Odisha 10th exam and about 6 lakh appear for CHSE class 12 exams. A similar number was expected to take the exam this year too. the class 10 exams.
The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) conducts class 12 and the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) conducts class 12 exams in Odisha.