Centre may announce decision on CBSE Class XII exams today
The Centre is more likely to announce on June 1 a decision on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII examinations, bringing readability for 14 lakh college students registered to put in writing the exams this 12 months.
The exams, initially scheduled to be held in May, have been postponed as a result of second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Education Ministry saying it should overview the state of affairs on June 1. On May 31, the Centre advised the Supreme Court it should announce a decision by June 3.
Senior officers on the Ministry say that the Centre is favourably contemplating a proposal to conduct a shorter model of the exams. Under the plan, which was additionally offered by the CBSE at a gathering with State Education Ministers final week, exams will solely be performed in 19 main topics.
Students shall be allowed to put in writing the exams in their very own colleges. Unlike the same old three-hour-long papers, a shorter 90-minute query paper with a number of selection and quick reply questions shall be used. The examination may be performed twice in order that areas and college students affected by COVID-19 is not going to be excluded.
A majority of State governments favoured this selection, though a couple of most popular the common three-hour examination. Delhi and Maharashtra each expressed the opinion that exams shouldn’t be held till college students and academics are vaccinated, and as a substitute prompt that grading be carried out utilizing scores from previous examinations and assessments. A big part of scholars and fogeys has additionally demanded that the exams be cancelled in view of well being considerations, with a few of them transferring courtroom.
Last 12 months, the board exams have been interrupted by COVID, ensuing within the cancellation of some papers. The CBSE had used another evaluation technique to assign grades in these topics through the use of scores from the finished papers. The Centre has indicated that this may not be an choice this time round, since college students haven’t written any exams this 12 months.
However, the highest courtroom on Monday mentioned that if the Centre was departing from final 12 months’s coverage, it should give a “good reason” for doing so.
During final week’s assembly with State ministers, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had emphasised “the importance of the Class XII board exams and the All India Entrance exams in shaping the future and defining the careers of students”.