The central government of India has cancelled the CBSE 12th board exam 2020-21. This decision was taken after an important meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. During the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the safety of the students is our priority. It is not right to give them exam stress in such environment. We cannot put their lives in danger. He said that the 12th result will be prepared within the stipulated time and on a logical basis. (CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021 cancelled)
Points covered in the meeting:
- Keeping the interest of the students in mind, the decision on the class 12th examination has been taken.
- The safety and health of students are the biggest priority. There can be no compromise on this.
- Students, parents, and teachers were all upset about the exam. This worry had to be eradicated.
- It would not be right to force students to take exams in such a pressurized environment.
- All the parties involved in the exam need to show sensitivity towards the students at this time.
The meeting was attended by the Chairman of CBSE, Secretary, Ministry of Education, besides Union Ministers Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Rajnath Singh, and Prakash Javadekar. This meeting was done through video conferencing. In this, the officials gave a presentation to the Prime Minister. The presentation was prepared after talks with the board, state governments, and all parties involved with the exam. Based on the feedback received from all, it was decided to cancel the exam.
Demand to cancel the exam
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had demanded the cancellation of Class 12 board exams. He had said that students should be assessed based on past performance. Kejriwal had said that parents are upset. They do not want an examination without vaccinations. After the cancellation of the exam, he has called it a decision taken in the interest of the students.
Proposals prepared by the Ministry of Education
The draft was prepared by the Ministry of Education to conduct the examinations. It was also shown to the Prime Minister.
First Proposal: Exam should be taken for the main subjects of class 12th i.e. major Subjects. After taking the examination of only 3 main subjects of Science, Commerce, and Arts, the marking formula should be made based on the marks obtained on the main subjects in the remaining subjects.
Second proposal: Have 30-minute examinations and ask objective questions. There was talk of limiting the number of subjects in this exam, but nothing was told about it.
Third proposal: If the Covid-19 situation in the country does not improve, then internal assessment of all three should be done in the 9th, 10th, and 11th. After this, the 12th result should be released based on this. The formula for this proposal was also not clear.
States wanted 3-4 subjects to be tested, time also reduced
The states had sent their suggestions to the central government regarding the 12th board examination across the country. Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Kerala, Meghalaya, Arunachal, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan suggested the vaccine before the exam. Maharashtra had also talked about online examinations. UP, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Assam, Himachal, Chandigarh, Sikkim, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, and Odisha wanted only the core subjects to be tested and the exam time should be reduced. Exams should be held in the children’s school.
A letter to the Chief Justice
Three thousand students wrote a letter to Chief Justice NV Ramana about a week ago for the examinations. It was said, ‘CBSE’s decision to conduct physical exam amid Covid-19 should be cancelled. The Supreme Court order to decide the alternative method of assessment. Due to Covid-19 in the country, many students have lost their family members. In such a situation, conducting the physical examination at this time is not only a threat to the safety of millions of students and teachers but also their families.’
(CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021 cancelled – Success Roar Classes)