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New Delhi :The  CBSE Exams for Class X to be held from May 4 to June 14, 2021, have been cancelled, looking at the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the students,. The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit at an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams.

The CBSE Exams for Class XII to be held from May 4 to June, 14, 2021, have been postponed.  The situation will be reviewed on June 1, 2021, by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations, according toa PIB release.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on April 14, 2021,  to review the examinations to be held at various levels in view of the developing Corona situation. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, School and Higher Education Secretaries, and other top officials attended the meeting.

The Prime Minister reiterated that the well being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government.  He also stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interests of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their academic interests are not harmed, according to a PIB release.

An overview was given on the X and XII board exam to be held from next month.  The Board exam for class X and XII conducted by CBSE were scheduled to begin from May 4, 2021.  The pandemic situation in the country is seeing a resurgence of COVID 19 positive cases in many states, with a few states having been affected more than others. In this situation, schools have been shut down in 11 states. Unlike State Boards, CBSE has an all-India character, and therefore, it is essential to hold exams simultaneously throughout  the country.