The decision on conducting or cancelling Class 12 board exams of CBSE and CISCE is expected today.
The announcement was made after the Ministry of Education had asked the states and union territories to submit detailed suggestions till Tuesday on the two proposals discussed in a high-level meeting on Sunday.
As per the PTI report, there was broad consensus among the states that exams should be conducted. The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had informed that the collaborative decision would be announced by June 1.
The CBSE had proposed conducting the exams between July 15-August 26 and the result to be declared in September. The board also proposed two options: conducting regular exams for 19 major subjects at notified centres or conducting shorter duration exams at respective schools where students are enrolled.
The exams were scheduled to be conducted in May-June and were postponed in view of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBSE has already cancelled class 10 board exams and announced an alternative marking policy.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing of plea seeking directions to the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to cancel the CBSE, ICSE Class XII examinations after the Central government sought time till Thursday.
The Central government told the Supreme Court that it will take a final decision on the issue of conducting or cancelling class 12 CBSE, ICSE Board exam in two days and sought time till Thursday to place its decision before the court.
Meanwhile, the Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was admitted to AIIMS due to post COVID-19 complications today.
(With inputs from agencies)