CBSE may clear Class 12 students without exam

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may allow Class 12 students to graduate early under a special marking scheme but offer them the option to take the Board exams at a later date to improve their performance.

In other words, CBSE may not hold the Board exams in July and, instead, come up with an alternate method of evaluation. Students who are not satisfied with the results will opt for the paper test which the Board will hold later in the year.

Given the current burden of COVID-positive cases in the nation, the conduct of CBSE examinations from 1 July to 15 July cannot be accomplished according to government sources. However, any delay in admission to higher education institutions can put CBSE students at a disadvantage.

The Board is currently working on an alternative assessment method by which students of Class 12, including those not scheduled to take part in July, will report their results. Next week there will be a formal announcement.

In July, after parents approached the Supreme Court and asked that the Board scrap the evaluations, the Board was forced to decide whether the exams could be held. CBSE has time to reply to the plea by Tuesday.

At the moment, approximately 19 States and union territories have completed their Class 12 student board examinations. Bihar, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Jharkhand, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu are among these.

Sources say it is unlikely that the government will pull the plug on the national entry tests such as JEE (Main), JEE (Advanced) and NEET.

Recent Posts