In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in India, Class 10 and Class 12 board exams in India were cancelled. Later, during one hearing, the Supreme Court asked all state boards to prepare an internal assessment scheme for Class 12 exams and declare the internal evaluation results by July 31.
The top court also recently rejected a plea disputing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board's decision to cancel the Class 12 examinations.
While almost all of the States have cancelled the Class 12 exams, 6 have already conducted them.
We have collated a list of important dates and updates of evaluation patterns of various boards:
CBSE informed the top court that the optional examinations for Class 12 students, unsatisfied with its assessment criteria, would be held between August 15 to September 15. The exams would be conducted if the environment is conducive in the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic.
In view of the uncertain conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the feedback obtained from the various stakeholders, the CBSE Class 12 board exams for 2021 were earlier cancelled.
A 12 member committee was formed to prepare the assessment criteria. The result will be decided based on student's performance in Class 10 (30%), Class 11 (30% ) and Class 12 (40%). An affidavit filed by CBSE in the supreme court said that as per the scheme the results for Class 12 board examination 2021 shall be declared by July 31.
Class 10 students will be assessed out of a maximum of 100 marks for each subject, with 20 marks for internal assessment and 80 marks which were allotted for year-end board exams. The results are likely to be declared in July third week.
An affidavit filed by CISCE in the top court said that the board will endeavour to publish the Class 12 results as expeditiously as possible, subject to the situation remaining conducive and stable, the results will be published on or before July 31, 2021.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on June 1 informed that the Indian School Certificate (ISC) Board examinations of Class 12 were cancelled. The results are expected to be out by July 20.
ICSE 10th exams 2021 were scheduled from May 4 to June 7 however they were postponed and then cancelled. The result will be released in July on the boards' official website.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has cancelled its class 12 examination in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced. The Class 10 exams were cancelled and the results will be on basis of an assessment scheme devised by the institute.
Odisha CHSE Board Class 12 Examination have been cancelled, in the wake of the prevailing pandemic.
The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) had formed a committee to determine the assessment criteria for the Class 12th board exams.
The Board is likely to release the Class 10 result by end of June. A notification on the official website read, "While 40 percent weightage will be given to highest marks secured in class 9 exams in each subject, 30 percent weightage will be given to 2 highest marks in all subject out of three practice tests conducted in Class 10. In case a candidate has not appeared in any of the practice tests of the Class 10 exam, 100% weightage will be given to the mark secured in the Class 9 exam (both half-yearly & annual) and subject-wise highest marks will be taken into consideration. "
The government of Telangana decided to cancel the Class 12 board exam for the academic year 2020-21. The results will be declared on basis of pre-determined objective criteria.
Meanwhile, the secretary of the Board of Intermediate Examination is directed to issue orders for promoting all Class 11 students to Class 12.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced the cancellation of the Class 12 board examination for session 2020-2021.
Class 10 exams in the state were also cancelled earlier. Students from both classes would be assessed based on CBSE's evaluation criteria.
Two committees set up by the Assam government to propose procedures to evaluate students of Class 10 and 12 in view of cancellation of this year's state board examinations due to the COVID-19 have submitted their reports, officials said.
The panel, which suggested the evaluation formula for Class 12 students, handed over its report to Education Minister Ranoj Pegu during the day, while the committee for Class 10 results had submitted its proposals on Thursday, they said.
Pegu is likely to submit both the reports to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday, the officials said.
Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dipak Kumar Sharma, who headed the committee for Class 12 results, said members of the panel considered all academic activities, and the suggestions are based on continuous evaluation.
"Result of Class 10 will be taken into consideration.
There would be continuous evaluation of Class 11 and 12," he said after the committee's meeting here.
He did not divulge the details of the evaluation formula.
Sharma said members of the panel have studied the procedures adopted by the CBSE and other state boards for preparing the report and ensured that the interests of the students are protected.
The committee has also made suggestions for students who may not be satisfied with the results, he said, adding that they can approach the Assam Higher Secondary Council (AHSEC).
On declaration of toppers for this year's examination, Sharma said it has been left to the state government to decide.
The other committee that was formed to recommend a procedure for evaluation of Class 10 students has suggested that the marks of Class 9 and pre-board examinations of the students should be considered, the officials said.
Dr Alok Buragohain, former Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University and Academic Chairperson of Royal Global University, headed the committee for Class 10 results.
The two panels were set up on June 19, a day after the education department took the decision to cancel this year's Class 10 and 12 board examinations due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
Both the committees were given seven days to submit their reports.
The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) and the AHSEC will prepare the final results by July 30, a notification said.
The SEBA conducts the Class 10 examinations, and the AHSEC holds the Class 12 tests.
The education minister had said the results of Class 10 and 12 would be declared on July 31.
Madhya Pradesh has cancelled the Class 12 board exam. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in a video statement posted on Twitter, "The class 12 board exams (organised by the MP Board of Secondary Education) for the year 2020-21 will not be held this year.
Classes 10 and 12 results will be declared by July 2021 after evaluating students based on internal assessments.
Even after 12 meetings between the Group of Ministers (GoM) and the committee of officials, the evaluation criteria for cancelled Madhya Pradesh board class 12 exams has not been finalised yet.
It has been over 15 days since the State Education Department cancelled the examination due to the situation posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and appointed a committee to come up with a formula for allocating marks to students, however, the criteria to award final marks is yet to be decided.
In the official statements, it has been announced that Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) will soon finalise a formula for calculating the marks. However, there is no exact date on which the formula will be announced.
The committee is still facing the same problem, i.e. how to include class 11 marks in calculating marks of class 12 students for the academic year 2020-21.
The state board examinations for Classes 10 and 12 in Maharashtra have been cancelled this year in view of the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, minister Vijay Wadettiwar had earlier announced.
The evaluation criterion for Class 12 students in Maharashtra is yet to be announced. Class 10 students will be assessed based on their performance in class 9 and 10- each given 50 per cent weightage.
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board have cancelled the Class 12 board examination. The information was shared by State Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.
The GSEB SSC result 2021 will be declared in the last week of June. The Class 10 evaluation criteria were declared on gseb.org
The Haryana government has also decided to cancel the Class 12 exams conducted by the state board, Education Minister Kanwar Pal said.
The Board earlier released the HBSE Class 10 result 2021 link on the official website. The marks were allotted based on internal assessment and practical exams. Class 12 results are yet to be declared.
Class 10 and 12 examinations were cancelled in the state.
In keeping with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s advice, the West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary Education (WBBHSE) on Friday announced the criteria board exam results of Class 10 and Class 12.
Addressing the press conference Kalyanmoy Ganguly of West Bengal Higher Education Board said that for class 10, 50 percent of class 9 marks along with 50 percent of class 10 internal assessment marks will give the final result for Madhyamik.
For class 12, the board have decided that 40 percent will be assessed from a maximum number of 4 subjects in Class 10 board examination along with 60 percent will be assessed from class 11 theory results and class 12’s practical or project works.
Uttar Pradesh Class 10 and 12 Intermediate Board Exams 2021 were cancelled.
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that the results for Class 12 exams will be based on students' performance in Class 10 (50 per cent marks), Class 11 annual examination (40 per cent marks) and pre-board examinations of Class 12 (10 per cent marks).
For students of Class 10, the pre-board exams (50 per cent marks) and Class 9 exams (50 per cent marks) will be considered.
The Karnataka government announced that the Class 12 board exam has been cancelled.
The state recently set in motion the process to conduct the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination or the 10th standard examination in July by releasing the standard operating procedure (SOP) for teachers.
The SOP mandated sanitising the exam halls, furniture and toilets daily by spraying disinfectant solution before and after the exam. There would be 12 children in the examination hall and only one student at each desk to maintain physical distancing. Also, the SOP ordered students not to gather at any time.
Vaccinating the teachers, staff and officials involved in conducting the examination with the cooperation of the district administration is mandatory, the Minister said adding that they need to make sure that they get a dose of the vaccine well before the exams
Uttarakhand class 10 and 12 board examinations were cancelled in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state.
Class 10 students may be evaluated based on their performance in Class 9 and Class 10 internal Exams. However, nothing has been decided yet for Class 12 students.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday announced the evaluation criteria for class 12 students in the state, giving 50 percent weightage to class 10 board examination scores.
The government had earlier announced cancellation of exams to the Plus Two board for 2020-2021 due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Later, the government constituted a committee comprising officials including the Principal Secretary of the Department of Higher Education, the Vice Chancellor of Madras University and the headmasters of schools to submit a report to the government on the system of evaluating marks for students.
Accordingly, the 10-member committee recommended the evaluation criteria with different weightage.
The chief minister announced how the Plus Two results will be computed this year.
An official release quoting Stalin said 50 percent weightage will be given to class X board exam marks (average of three subjects with high marks) while 20 percent (written in each subject) weightage will be accorded to Plus One board exam and 30 percent will be given to Class 12 practicals and internal assessment.
The students who have failed in Class 11 will be given 35 percent marks.
The marks of each student will be computed in the above manner and published on the Department's website by July 31 as per the order of the Supreme Court.
Also, the government said it would provide an opportunity to the aggrieved students, who otherwise felt they could have scored more had they written the exam, to appear for the test.
"Students who feel that they have obtained less marks as was calculated through this evaluation criteria will be given an opportunity to appear for the Class 12 written examination if they wish. The marks they score in the examinations so conducted will be declared as final," the release said.
The exam will be conducted in due course once the pandemic subsides. The timetable for this examination will be announced later.
Class 10 and 12 Board Exams in Goa were cancelled by the Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in the state. The students are to be evaluated based on internal assessments conducted by schools and an objective criterion formed by the board.
Bihar has already held the class 10 and 12 board exams and declared results as well.
The Chhattisgarh Board or CGBSE conducted the Class 12 exams from June 1 to June 5. The result is expected to be out in July on the official website.
CBSE had declared the result for Class 10 students based on the internal assessment of the students after having cancelled the board examinations.
The Rajasthan government decided to cancel classes 10 and 12 examinations conducted by the state board this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision, taken in an online meeting of the State Council of Ministers, came a day after the central government announced cancelling the CBSE Class 12 board exams.
The evaluation criteria has been released.
The Union Territory of Puducherry
The class 10 and 12 exams were cancelled in the UT. The criteria for evaluation is yet to be released
The Andhra Pradesh government recently told the Supreme Court that it will be able to conduct Class 12 exams successfully as there are no reliable alternatives to assess the state board students. The state government said it will tentatively hold the Class 12 examination in the last week of July and the timetable would be issued shortly.
The apex court told the Andhra Pradesh government that they will be held responsible if conducting the exams results in even a single fatality and it may order compensation amounting to ₹ 1 crore in case of any deaths.
The Manipur government cancelled class 10 and 12 board examinations in the state-run schools in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement was made separately by the Council of Higher Education Manipur (COHSEM), which conducts the class 10 board examinations, and the Board of Secondary Education (BOSEM) that conducts the class 12 exams.
The Tripura government cancelled this year's Class 10 and 12 state board examinations due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said.
An expert panel will be set up on June 21 to propose procedures to evaluate students of Class 10 and 12, and the results will be announced on July 31, he said.
Punjab has cancelled Class XII examinations in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, informed state Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Saturday.
Singla said that the PSEB will be drafting the result based on an average 30 per cent theory component of the best three performing subjects out of the main five subjects in class 10th and 30 per cent weightage on the basis of marks obtained by the students in pre-board, practical examination in classes 11th and 40 per cent weightage on the basis marks obtained in pre-board examination, practical examination and internal assessment in Class XII.
(With inputs from agencies)