No decision yet on Class 12 board exams

NEW DELHI, 14 May: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said on Friday that it has not taken any decision yet on Class 12 board exams, even as a section of students and parents has been demanding cancellation of exams in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

“It is clarified that no such decision (cancellation of exams) has been taken regarding Class 12 board examination, as being speculated. Any decision taken in this matter will be officially communicated to the public,” a senior CBSE official said.

The official was responding to a question about possibility of cancellation of Class 12 board exams following demands by a section of students and parents who have expressed concern over the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

The board had on 14 April announced cancellation of the Class 10 exams and postponed the Class 12 exams in view of surge in Covid-19 cases. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)