Although most states have supported CBSE’s option for a short examination, some states have disagreed and some have sought vaccinations of candidates and staff before conducting the exam.
While students have also contacted the judiciary and are active on Twitter, demanding cancellation, a notification from the CISCE (which conducts the ICSE and ISC exams) – for schools – to accumulate the candidate’s marks in previous classes Called and posted only on social media. Will be erased in minutes.
The Ministry of Education held a meeting with senior officials of states and union territories on 21 May, followed by a high-level meeting of Chief Ministers, Education Ministers and Secretaries with the Center on 23 May, chaired by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
CBSE shared two proposals in the form of options A and B. “A” is to conduct regular examination for 19 “major subjects” at notified centers between 1-20 August in one phase or “B” which proposes short-term objective-type examination of major subjects in the respective schools where The enrollment of students takes place in two phases from 15 July to 26 August. States / UTs were also asked to submit their detailed suggestions by 25 May. An announcement is likely to be made by Tuesday, as Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said in his post on 23 May.
Even as major parts of the country are still in lockdown or partial lockdown, there are busy last-minute talks about the final call on the fate of Class 12 boards, especially those held by CBSE. is.
“Although the states / UTs have made their suggestions, everyone will see the path of CBSE as a guiding principle. Therefore, whatever decision is likely to be taken by the Center by June 1 is not only for the upcoming entrance examinations, but It will also be important for states in conducting their own board exams, ”said a senior official in the Ministry of Education.
Interestingly, a May 27 document on the letterhead of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination states that the board asked schools to collect data about the average marks of subjects obtained by students even in the 11th grade Saying this has started the data collection practice. As in various exams and internal tests conducted during the session in class 12. While a CISCE official did not confirm or deny sending the “strictly confidential” letter, the schools confirmed receiving it.
The board has directed that the paper or subject should be the same for which the candidates have been registered and confirmed for the class 12 examination. This led to speculation that CISCE is also working towards the cancellation of the exam.
Meanwhile, on May 31, the Supreme Court will hear a petition directing the cancellation of the exam amid a surge in Kovid-19 cases across the country.