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Coronavirus: CBSE exams cancelled in India until situation improves

The pending situation of CBSE board exams has finally been resolved by canceling them for now, due to Covid-19, with the possibility of conducting them later.

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The Attorney General has told the supreme court to cancel CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) exams for classes 10, 12 due to India's fear of the spread of Covid-19 getting more out of control.

Exams cancelled during Covid-19 pandemic

CBSE announced the complete cancellation of class 10 exams, with class 12 exams being optional. Class 12 students will have the option to take the exams in the case that the Covid-19 situation is contained and life gets back to normal.

Delhi, Maharashtra and Odisha had earlier declared their inability to conduct the exams normally amidst the current ongoing pandemic. That’s why the Attorney General decided to initially suspend exams that were supposed to take place from 1 July to 15 July, before announcing they were to be cancelled completely.

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As for class 12 students who will not take the exams, they will be evaluated on the basis of their internal assessment and their marks during the previous three exams. However, class 12 students can opt for taking the exams later when the Covid-19 pandemic is over and when nothing would endanger their safety.

The results of class 10 are expected to be declared on 15 July after the students get evaluated on the basis of internal assessment.

CBSE is to announce tomorrow the details of the internal assessment process and the difference between the two options of the assessment and taking the exams later.


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