CBSE Board Exams News LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting the Minister of Education, secretaries of Education Ministries, and other officials to discuss conducting board exams. Earlier this week, the Ministry of Education and CBSE held a meeting amid the rising demand for cancellation on board exams. The meeting being held today will not only consider CBSE but might also bring a uniform policy or guidelines on board exams across states, as was being demanded by several state ministers.
Last year, CBSE had to cancel the board exams for some subjects, and the result was declared based on a special scheme. The same is, however, not being explored this year. Sources from the Education Ministry informed that the cancelation of board exams is not on cards, however, a postponement is likely.
This year, the entire academic session has been held online. Students, teachers, and politicians from across the country are demanding a uniform policy on board exams across states and boards to ensure equality for students across domains while admissions to higher education institutes. Thus, a decision from PM Modi on other boards can also be expected.
Precautionary measures taken by CBSE
The board claims to have increased the number of exam centres from 5000 to 7000 and has asked staff to get vaccinated. The Board said that ut “will start taking the advice of the doctors into making a proper plan for conducting the examination smoothly.” It also said that the officials from CBSE are in constant touch with the government and other sister concerns and are “making sure that everything is correlated in such a manner that exams are conducted smoothly.”
Students got time for self-study, several relaxations introduced: CBSE
Contrary to common belief where most people fear how well would students be able to perform this year, CBSE controller of examination Sanyam Bhardwaj said, “Students of this batch will perform much better, I believe, than the previous batch because they have gotten a lot of time for self-study”. He also assured parents and students that the board will take all necessary precautions to ensure safety of students… read more
CBSE Board Exams 2021: Kejriwal asks for a different mode of assessment
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also demanded for cancellation of CBSE Board exams. “6 lakh children in Delhi are going to write CBSE exams. Nearly 1 lakh teachers will be a part of it. These can become major hotspots leading to the large-scale spreading of Corona. Children’s lives and health are very important to us. I request the Centre to cancel CBSE exams,” Kejriwal told the news agency ANI. He asked the government to look at different modes of assessment. “Some alternative methods could be thought of. Children can be promoted this time on the basis of either an online method or internal assessment. But CBSE exams should be canceled,” said Kejriwal.
Exam centres can act as super-spreaders: Sisodia
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and Minister of Education Manish Sisodia said that exam centres can become super-spreader if exams are held. “Looking at the coronavirus cases across the country now is the time to cancel the CBSE board examinations. When the whole year of education is not done in the old way, then why is there stubbornness to conduct the exam in the old way at the end of the year? then why is there stubbornness to conduct the exam in the old way at the end of the year? If the exam is not canceled, the examination centers will become super-spreaders,” Sisodia wrote in a Tweet.
Prime Minister, Education Minister Meeting: Decision to affect state boards too
The decision taken by the education minister and prime minister in the meeting being held today is likely to have an impact on the state boards as well. The states including Maharashtra, Punjab, among several others had written to the union minister seeking a uniform policy. Since the pandemic has affected students across the country a uniform decision would help them in college admissions
Punjab CM writes to Education Minister Seeling Postponement of Exams
Given the surge in Covid cases, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, pointing to the prevailing situation and stressing that “it would only be appropriate that a decision is taken forthwith to postpone the Class X and XII Board examinations.” This, he said, would also allow the Union Government and States to plan better for the conduct of examinations once the situation normalizes.
CBSE Board Exams 2021: Will Exams be Cancelled?
Students and academicians are demanding cancellation of board exams using #CancelCBSEExams2021. It is a social media protest led by a section of students, academicians, among other stakeholders. While the demand is cancelation, sources in the ministry told news18.com that it is unlikely that the exams will be cancelled all together, however, postponement of exams is more likely to be on the cards.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold Meeting on CBSE Board Exams
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with the Ministry of Education and officials in CBSE to discuss future of board exams. The meeting is a follow-up after CBSE and the Minister of Education discussed the postponement of board exams on Monday. There is a huge demand for postponement of board exams among students and academicians. Politicians and actors are also asking Govt not to hold board exams amid rising cases of COVID-19 pandemic.