Chennai: Tamil Nadu on Saturday joined the list of states that have decided to cancel the class XII State Board examinations this year in view of the global COVID-19 pandemic following in the footsteps of the Government of India’s decision to cancel 12th Standard CBSE public examination.
Announcing the decision, Chief Minister M K Stalin said a Committee of civil servants, academics and stakeholders will decide the methodology to award marks for students. Admission to colleges would be based on these marks.
Stalin also wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to cancel all national-level entrance examinations including the NEET this year and permit states to admit students to colleges including professional courses on the basis of the marks awarded in class XII examinations.
The Tamil Nadu Government also constituted a committee headed by retired Madras High Court judge Justice A K Rajan to examine the impact of NEET on students from rural areas and economically weaker sections and recommend legal possibilities for evolving a new admission methodology for MBBS and BDS courses.
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