While almost everyone welcomed the decision of the Centre to cancel the Class 12 board examinations, teachers and students are worried regarding the evaluation of students and their admission to colleges.
Many students of Class 12 told ANI that they definitely welcome the decision but their tensions nevertheless remain the same as board examinations are absolutely different from pre-board exams and in case they get lower grades due to the evaluation. Also, they are worried about their admission to college now.
While holding Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is proposed for admission to Central universities, the ministry is yet to decide on the fate of the CUCET and a decision in this regard is expected after the CBSE announces its alternative assessment criteria for class 12 boards.
What does JNU, JMI administration say?
Regarding the cancellation of the board examination, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said JNU will conduct the entrance examination whenever it is safe for students to write. If the entrance is delayed due to COVID and if admission happens at later date, the university will surely adjust its academic calendar to take care of lost time without compromising academic rigour.
The cancellation of the board exams will not have much of an impact on JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia and the IP University here since they conduct entrance tests, while the Delhi University and the Ambedkar University will wait for the CBSE criteria to carry out merit-based admissions.
The central government on Tuesday decided that Class 12 board exams of CBSE would not be held this year in view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID-19 and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders.
(With inputs from agencies)