Class 12 Exams: Govt to hold consultations with states/UTs tomorrow

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New Delhi (NVI): Amidst a huge dilemma over conducting of Class 12 Board exams, the central Union Education Ministry will tomorrow hold consultations with states and UTs on the issue, considering the prevailing Covid situation in the country.

The central government wants to take inputs from states and UTs for a “considered decision” since the Class XII examinations have impact upon state board exams and other entrance exams across the country.

In view of the prevailing situation, almost all the State Education Boards, CBSE and ICSE have postponed their Class XII examinations this year and there is continued uncertainty among the students over the issue.

“A High-level virtual meeting will be convened tomorrow with all the States/UT Education Ministers, Education Secretaries and Chairpersons of State Examination Boards and stakeholders to discuss the proposals for the conduct of exams for Class XII and entrance examinations for professional courses,” the Ministry of Education said in a statement today.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has written a letter to States/UTs, stating that the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education and CBSE are exploring options regarding the conduct of examinations, keeping in mind the safety and security of the students and the teachers. 

The Department of Higher Education is also deliberating upon the finalization of the dates of examinations for institutions of higher learning, the statement read. 

The letter has noted that COVID-19 pandemic has affected various areas including the Education sector, particularly the board exams and entrance exams. 

As the conduct of Class XII examinations impacts upon state board exams and other entrance exams across the country, and to reduce uncertainty among students, it is desirable that a considered decision-based on inputs of different state governments and UT administrations is taken about Class XII CBSE examinations in the interest of all the students across the country, it added.