In a long stretched meeting held today by many government and opposition officials and leaders. The CBSE 12th Board exams will not be cancelled, it dates might be announced in June.
In a meet held by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh today a decision on NEET, JEE and 12th CBSE board a conduct on how to conduct exams was to be discussed. But the meeting didn’t yield any results and the decision was not taken.
However two options were proposed by the centre to the states. Option One Conduct exams on only main subject’s and Option two to hold exams for all subject’s and reduce the duration to 1.5 hours. And change the questions to MCQ and short answer’s only. While Delhi had raised voice for cancellation.
States says let’s go with Option One for 12th CBSE
While all States have approved for option one. Delhi said it won’t conduct exams and students were to passed on internal assessments. Just like they had passed for 10th CBSE board students.
Some states including Tamil Nadu said that they will hold a written exam as per either of the two options as and when the situation is conducive, while other states including Maharashtra and Delhi are against holding exams at all and want students to be assessed based on internal assessment.
While Chhattisgarh has decided to hold exams from home for class 12th students, Assam Education Minister Ranuj Pegu who attended today’s meeting told CNN News18. “The meeting was very positive and we are hoping for a synchronized effort for everyone keeping the interest of students in mind. However, we are hopeful that a similar model should opt for both state and Central level board exams so that a level playing field is available for all students.”
Many officials and Education ministers said that let the students be given an option of appearing in exams later in the year. They also said that let this year be zero exam year. While CBSE called for conducting exams at the home school or at examination centre with less subject’s and duration. However the decision is still not taken by CBSE but it’s expected to come out soon.
While it’s said that the decisions taken by this meeting will be informed to Prime Minister and then again a meeting on 30th May will be held.
Today’s meeting was attended by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Smriti Irani and Information Minister Prakash Javdekar. Along with all the education ministers of all the states and UT’s.