New Delhi: The government on Tuesday decided to cancel the CBSE class 12th board exams for the year 2021 over the current COVID-19 situation in the country.The decision was taken during a review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"In view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class XII Board Exams would not be held this year," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.
The Prime Minister said that the decision has been taken in the interest of students.
"While the numbers are coming down in the country and some states are managing the situation through effective micro-containment, some states have still opted for a lockdown. Students, parents and teachers are naturally worried about the health of the students in such a situation," Mr Modi said and averred that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation.
It was also decided that like last year, in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as and when the situation becomes conducive.Earlier, the government had cancelled board exams for Class Xth.(UNI)