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Updated on: Monday, June 07, 2021, 03:39 PM IST

Puducherry government cancels Class 12 board exams

Puducherry government cancels Class 12 board exams | PTI

Puducherry government cancels Class 12 board exams | PTI

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Puducherry government has cancelled Class 12 board exams, ANI reported.

Following the Centre's decision to cancel class 12 CBSE board exams in view of the Covid pandemic, several states including --Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Goa and Uttarakhand called off their board exams on Wednesday while few others said they will take a call soon.

The Centre on Tuesday decided to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic across the country with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that the decision has been taken in the interest of students and the anxiety among students, parents and teachers must be put to an end. Soon after, CISCE had also announced the cancellation of its board exams.

Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked schools to complete the pending practical and internal assessment through online mode only and upload it by June 28.

The letter released by the Board on Monday addresses the schools under it saying that practical and internal assessment is to be conducted only via online mode.

"In subjects where external examiner has not been appointed, the concerned school teacher of the subject will conduct the internal assessment based on the instructions given in Curriculum in an online mode and upload the marks awarded at the link provided by the Board," the letter reads.

However, where external examiners are appointed by CBSE, the external examiner will decide the date of examination in consultation with internal examiners and take viva voce through online mode.

It further states that immediately on completion of the conduct of the examination, the marks will be uploaded on the link provided by the board. While uploading marks, it will be ensured that correct marks are uploaded as no correction in the marks once uploaded will be allowed.

Schools have been asked to strictly adhere to all the COVID protocols while conducting school-based assessments.

The policy for the conduct of Practical/Project/Internal Assessment component for private candidates registered for 2021 Class XII exams will be declared soon, it added.

The board has constituted a committee to decide the criteria for Class 12 school-based assessment. The committee will submit its report with 10 days.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published on: Monday, June 07, 2021, 03:39 PM IST
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