Chandigarh students, parents hail Centre’s decision on Class X, XII exams

COVID Say wouldn’t have been fair to force pupils to take exams

Chandigarh students, parents hail Centre’s decision on Class X, XII exams

People queue up to get tested for Covid-19 at Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. In view of the surge in cases in the country, the Centre decided to cancel Class X exams and postpone the CBSE Class XII examination. Manoj Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 14

Students and parents hailed the Centre’s decision to cancel the Class X CBSE exams and postpone the Class XII examinations amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.

The board exam for Class XII to be held from May 4 to June 14 are postponed. These exams will be held thereafter, the Ministry of Education said in a statement today.

Nitin Goyal, President, Chandigarh Parents Association

We welcome the decision of the CBSE to postpone the Class XII exams and cancel the same for Class X... while the hospitals have also closed their OPDs, it cannot be fair to force students to appear for board exams.

The situation will be reviewed on June 1 and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations, read the statement.

The board exams for Class X are cancelled, it added.

“I’m in favor of this decision,” said Aman Sharma, a Class X student.

The results for Class X will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the CBSE, stated the Education Ministry.

Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams, the ministry added.

“It is a good decision because if someone is not satisfied with the marks, he will have an opportunity to sit for exams as and when the conditions improve,” said Aman.

“We welcome the decision of the CBSE to postpone the Class XII exams and cancel the same for Class X,” added Nitin Goyal, president, Chandigarh Parents Association.

“Children have already gone through the syllabus and put in their hard work while appearing for pre-board exams,” said Goyal, adding “while the hospitals have also closed their OPDs, it cannot be fair to force students to appear for board exams”.

“The UT Administration should also immediately cancel the ongoing exams for Classes IX and XI,” he said.

What the Union Ministry of Education said

  • The board exam for Class XII to be held from May 4 to June 14 are postponed, the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.
  • The situation will be reviewed on June 1 and a notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations.

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