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India's CBSE cancels Class 10 exams, postpones Class 12 exams

  • Apr 14, 2021
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India's Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday announced the cancellation of Class 10 exams and postponed Class 12 exams, which were scheduled for May-June in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, according to a Hindustan Times report.

The revised dates will be announced after June 1, officials said.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). 
In a statement issued after the meeting, the Union education ministry said, "Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking in account the safety and well-being of the students, it is decided as follows. The Board Exams for Class 12 to be held from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter."
The situation will be reviewed on 1st June 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently, the official statement read.