Amid mounting pressure over the Centre to postpone the CBSE Board exams scheduled for next month, the Education Ministry, after consultation with PM Modi, decided to postpone class 12 exams. The ministry will review situation on June 1 to decide fresh dates.
However, the ministry has cancelled class 10 exams.
Earlier, sources in the Education Ministry had told The Indian Express that holding the examinations on time seems “difficult”, given the increase in fresh infections. CBSE’s offline examinations are scheduled to begin on May 4.
Opposition leaders such as Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi have been appealing to the Centre to postpone board exams. Parents, child rights bodies, several state governments have also made similar appeals to the centre to reconsider the plan to conduct offline CBSE board exams next month.
Over 1.84 lakh new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in the country. Maharashtra, which will impose strict restrictions from today evening, have deferred the HSC, SSC exam dates.
Source : Indian Express