PM Modi discusses CBSE board exams schedule with Education Minister amid covid spike

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, CBSE have already deferred exams by a few months in May 2021.Usually, the board holds exams in the month of March

PM Modi discusses CBSE board exams schedule with Education Minister amid covid spike
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a meeting with Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and other top officials to discuss board exams of Class 10 and 12 held by Central Board of Senior Education. The development comes after nationwide demands of cancelling the offline board exams amid the spiraling number of coronavirus cases. 


In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, CBSE have already deferred exams by a few months in May 2021.Usually, the board holds exams in the month of March. As per the current schedule, the exams for class 10 and 12 will be held between May 4 and June 7. 


CBSE had announced the date sheet for class 10 and 12 board exams in February, ruling out the possibility of conducting exams in offline mode. The announcement had come at a time when the country was making significant growth on the covid-19 front with daily cases being reported below 15k.  However, the last 4 weeks have seen unprecedented surge in the number of cases. As per the latest update from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country has reported  a spike of 184,372 cases on Wednesday while the daily toll surged past 1,000 for the first time in over five months.


Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh governments have already postponed Class 10 and 12 exams that were slated to begin this month.


Meanwhile, CBSE has been attracting a lot of flake over not rescheduling the examination schedule. Congress leaders and siblings Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have constantly been demanding the board to postpone the exams, while Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday wrote a letter to the centre, demanding it to re-evaluate the schedule. 


Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is latest to write to Centre, seeking postponement board exams, in order to allay the uncertainty among students and their parents.



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