It was announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday that the board exams of class X and XII will be conducted according to the prescribed schedule. Students are now going to the Supreme Court to protest against this decision of CBSE.
In the wake of the present conditions of coronavirus in the country, nearly one lakh students of class 10th and 12th had signed petitions and demanded the government to cancel the board examinations to be held in May or to be conducted online.
Along with this, the hashtag ‘Cancel Board Exams 2021’ was trended on Twitter by the examiners, parents, and teachers all over the country. But the CBSE rejected both these demands and gave a decision to hold the board examinations of class X and XII on time.
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The number of exam centers increased by more than 2500
CBSE said that the number of examination centers will also be increased by 50 percent this year for the safety of the candidates. So far, more than 2500 examination centers have been identified for the 10th and 12th board examinations as compared to last year.
Board exams of class X and XII will be conducted following the guidelines issued for social distancing and coronavirus. The Board of Controllers Examinations says that this year, Exams of classes X and XII will be held in approximately 7,500 examination centers.
More than one lakh students signed petitions and requested the government to cancel the board exams to be held in May or to make them online. Students were opposing the CBSE board examination through the #CancelBoardExam.