New Delhi: Amid rising coronavirus COVID-19 cases in India, several students, teachers and parents are urging the CBSE to either cancel the upcoming CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2021 or to hold the Board Exams 2021 in online mode but the CBSE clarified that it is not planning to cancel the CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2021.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently said that the exams will be held in offline mode and the CBSE will ensure the safety of the students. During his address at an online conference organised by SAI International Education Group ‘CBSE Board Examinations – Demystified’, CBSE controller of exam Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj notably said that his organisation will not leave any stones unturned for the benefit of students.
He also advised the students to focus on their studies without paying any heed to rumours and false pretense. The CBSE Board Exam 2021 for class 10 class 12 students are scheduled to start from May 4, 2021 and will continue till June 14, 2021. Due to the spike in the number of coronavirus cases across the country, there have been requests from students and guardians to either cancel or postpone the board exams. Hashtags #CancelBoardExams2021 and #CancelBoards2021 have been trending on Twitter.
Also, more than one lakh students of classes 10 and 12 have signed petitions urging the government to either cancel CBSE Board Exam 2021 scheduled to be held in May or conduct them in online mode. Earlier this month, an old CBSE notification from 2020 was also being circulated on social media and rumours were being spread that the CBSE has introduced certain changes in conducting the CBSE Board Exam 2021 class 10 class 12.
Reacting to these rumours, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) tweeted, “There are some persons deliberately trying to create confusion about this year’s board exams by circulating old news of 1.4.20 regarding X and XII exams. Students should ignore this old circular of last year and not be misled. Board has not issued any such information.”