In view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class XII Board Exams would not be held this year. It was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students.
He also took note of how the COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and remarked that the issue of Board Exams has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end.
In the high level meeting, it was also decided that like last year, in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as and when the situation becomes conducive.
The crucial meeting conducted virtually was attended by key union ministers as well as cabinet secretary, secretary of higher education, secretary of school education and other key stakeholders.