CBSE 12th exam Update: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank present in the meeting held on Sunday for the CBSE exam chaired by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. (Photo-PTI)
The meeting included Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and his associates Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar and Sanjay Dhotre, besides education ministers and officials of the states. Nishank said that the state and UT governments have been requested to send detailed suggestions regarding the pending examinations of the board and entrance examinations for professional courses by May 25. According to Nishank, we will reach a knowledgeable and collective decision regarding the board examination and by informing our final decision on or before June 1, we will be able to eliminate the uncertainty of the mind of the students and parents.
On April 14, the Central Board of Secondary Education’s board exams of the twelfth were postponed and the tenth board exam was canceled. This decision was taken in a meeting led by the Prime Minister. These exams were to be held from May 4 to June 14.
Two board options
Examination of 19 important subjects under the first option will be pre-determined examination centers. Results of other subjects will be prepared on the basis of these topics. The board will need one month for exam preparation while two months for examinations and release of results. After this, one month is required later for compartment examinations. Under this option, examinations will be held from August 1 to 20 and results will be released by September 20. According to the board, if three months are not available, then this option will not work.
As a second option, it was suggested to conduct the examination in the same schools where the students are registered. Under this option, examinations will be conducted on the basis of multiple choice questions of 19 important subjects. Under this option, the question paper will be delivered electronically and will not require much time for pre-exam preparation. These exams will be conducted twice from 15 July to 1 August and from 5 to 26 August.