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CBSE Board examination news: Class 10 exams cancelled, Class 12 exams postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases

FP Staff
·1 min read

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday cancelled class 10 exams and postponed class 12 exams in view of surge in COVID-19 cases.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PTI reported.

The Class 12 board exams were to be held from 4 May to 14 June, 2021, as noted by News18.

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In a series of tweets, Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, "Honourable 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."

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With inputs from PTI

Also See: COVID-19: CBSE, education ministry discuss postponing Class 10, 12 board exams due to spike in cases

CBSE Class 10 exam cancelled, Class 12 exam deferred: Politicos react with relief, but seek prompt decision on fate of intermediate students

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