Over the past few weeks, the turmoil over deciding on what is to be done for the CBSE 12th standard boards has been experiencing a high tide. The ministry has been brainstorming ways to execute the examination plans smoothly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to come to a decision on the CBSE board examinations for Class 12th soon. On Sunday, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal requested states to submit proposals for the 12th final examinations, promising that a decision will be made as soon as possible.
When other states, such as Chhattisgarh, have already declared the dates for the 12th board examinations, Uttar Pradesh has stated that the decision on Class 12 examinations would be made before the end of the month. Varsha Gaikwad, Maharashtra’s education minister, said the government will decide on HSC examinations in a week. On June 1, the CBSE is scheduled to provide new test dates for Class 12.
States have two options: Class 12 board examinations with only objective-type questions for a limited amount of time, or tests with only main topics.
While other states, such as Karnataka and Assam, support tests, Delhi and Jharkhand are opposed to them due to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak. Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, and Akhilesh Yadav, the head of the Samajwadi Party, have previously stated that the center must vaccinate students for COVID-19 before summoning them for physical tests. For the protection of students, student organizations, including the RSS-affiliated ABVP, have requested remote proctored online tests.
Amidst all, students in Kerala will be able to take online classes again. Beginning June 1st,
Kerala’s government stated on Thursday that online lessons for school children will start on June 1.
Decisions have been taken in various state board examinations. To talk of West Bengal, following the decision to suspend the state’s secondary and upper secondary examinations due to the COVID-19 issue, the CPI(M) student wing requested West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu to guarantee that students in Classes 10 and 12 do not fall behind examinees from other boards.
UP Board has already reported being preparing for the commencement of examinations. “We’ve already printed the papers, created encoded copies, and assigned 8,513 centers to monitor social distance during exams. We’re looking into the COVID matter. We’ll talk to CM about it, and a final decision will most likely be made by the end of the month “Dinesh Sharma, the Deputy Chief Minister, said.
With respect to class 10th board exams, the CBSE has responded to several frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the strategy for tabulating marks for the Class 10 board examinations in 2021 based on school internal assessments.
Answers are supplied to questions such as how the board will evaluate students who took the canceled Class 10th examinations and what to do if they are unhappy with the board’s review procedure.
In addition to statements about boards, the center is likely to make information for admission tests such as JEE and NEET. Two JEE Main sessions, as well as the JEE Advanced, have already been rescheduled.