Directorate of Government Examinations, Tamil Nadu has canceled the class 12 board exams. After being postponed the exams have been finally canceled after several states and both central boards have announced to scrap the board exams.
Earlier, the board was divided on holding the exams. “Assessing the marks of the 12th standard students is very important and so is their health,” School Education minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi had said earlier. The final call has now been taken by chief minister MK Stalin.
While the exams have been cancelled, the assessment system has not been finalised yet.
Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh were among the states which wanted to hold the exams. While AP has still decided to hold exams, Karnataka too has decided to cancel 12th but conduct class 10 or SSLC exams. In the meeting held with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Tamil Nadu officials had expressed that they wish to hold exams after the coronavirus cases decline, however, the decision has been overturned.
Now, with the cancelation of the plus two exams, this year will be no exam year consider the state had earlier scrapped exams for classes 1 to 11.