The central government on June 1 decided to cancel the class XII board exams of CBSE in view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The centre said that the decision was based on feedback obtained from various stakeholders.
It said that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per a “well-defined objective criteria” in a time-bound manner. It was also decided that like last year, in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as and when the situation becomes conducive.
The decisions were taken at a review meeting chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi regarding the class XII board exams.
The prime minister said that the decision on class XII exams has been taken in the interest of students.
Officials at the meeting gave a detailed presentation on the wide and extensive consultation held so far and views received from all stakeholders, including state governments.