CBSE Class 12th exams: Education minister chairs meeting with state secretaries, seeks suggestion on board exams
CBSE Class 12th exams

In light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on school pupils’ education, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal convened a review conference with state and UT education secretaries on Monday (May 17th) to address different actions taken to manage the education system during COVID, strategies adopted for offline and online education in schools so far, and also sought advice from the states on the class 12 board examinations. 

Following the postponement of the Class 10 board exam and the revelation of a new marking method, a group of students has demanded that a similar approach be implemented for Class 12th as well. 

Pokhriyal, according to authorities, discussed the subject of awaiting class 12 board examinations, which has placed kids in limbo. The CBSE has previously said that a review of the Class 12 board examinations would be conducted on or after June 1st, with a decision on the pending board examinations to be made. 

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the education minister highlighted at the conference that the Centre and states, as well as entities like as the National Testing Agency (NTA), have been able to impart education online and conduct public tests such as JEE and NEET-UG. 

Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Education, emphasized the importance of examining ways to deliver hybrid education that includes both offline and online teaching techniques. 

In March last year, due to the lockdown enforced in the aftermath of escalating COVID-19 instances, the board examinations had to be postponed. They were eventually cancelled, and the results were released using a different scoring system. 

Students in Class 12 are now hoping that the government would take note of their situation and, like last year, cancel the Class 12th board examinations. 

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