CBSE exams 2021: 10th Board canceled; 12th board postponed

Students of 10th and 12th were preparing through the online classes in the lockdown for their respective Boards. Yesterday the central government passed the order on the status of the upcoming CBSE Board examination. The education ministry along with the consultation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi canceled the boards of class 10th. However, they decided to postpone the exams of class 12th.

CBSE notice of cancellation of class 10th exams and postponing of class 12th exams

An appeal for cancellation of exams

 The ministry will review the situation on June 1 to decide fresh dates for conducting class 12th Boards. Opposition leaders such as Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi have been appealing to the Centre to postpone board exams. Parents, child rights bodies, several state governments have also made similar appeals to the center to conduct an offline CBSE board next month.

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country, many students were raising concerns for safety & posting their opinions with the hashtag #CancelBoardExams2021 on Twitter. They started tagging Twitter handles of CBSE officials & the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

States updating their respective Board exams

 States like UP and Haryana postponed the class 12 board exams. Haryana board also canceled class 10 exams.  MP Board and Rajasthan government to have deferred class 10, 12 exams. CISCE will also review the situation and make a decision on the ICSE and ISC exam dates at the earliest.

  The Maharashtra government would study and discuss the CBSE’s move of canceling its Class 10 exam before taking any such decision for the state education board exams.

Minister Varsha Gaikwad

 The Karnataka government said it has not taken any decision on canceling the state board SSLC exam. 

CBSE yet to decide on Class 10 evaluation method

The board will work on deciding the evaluation method as soon as possible and inform the schools accordingly. So that they have enough time to complete the processes and releasing the results in time.

Sanyam Bhardwaj, the controller of examinations, CBSE

The decision to cancel class 10 board exams has been taken less than a month before the scheduled board exams. CBSE will prepare the Class 10 results based on objective criteria.

Any candidate who is satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity. They will be allowed to sit in the exam when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams.

Ministry of Education


It has been seen that the second wave of COVID is affecting children more and more. Conducting examinations with lakhs of students could increase the risk more. However, we also must make sure that the pandemic does not have any more negative impact on the children’s career. Therefore, Government has kept the option of conducting the exams on a later date, once the situation is better.

Canceling the 10th and postponing the 12th board exams is a positive move from the health perspective.  With the alarming rise in the number of daily cases in the country, it was an essential step.

Author: Aashi Bansal

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