CBSE Board Class XII exam 2021: Government announces cancellation of CBSE Board Class XII exam 2021, more details @ https://www.cbse.gov.in

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CBSE Board Class XII exam 2021: The Indian government on Tuesday decided to cancel the CBSE Board Class XII exam 2021. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. More details can be found on the board’s official website cbse.gov.in.

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PM Modi said that the decision to cancel Class-12 CBSE exams taken in interest of students, adding that the health and safety of students were of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on that aspect.

“Anxiety among students, parents, teachers must end; Students should not be forced to appear for exams in such stressful situation,” Modi added.

Earlier, several political leaders including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Aam Aadmi Party’s Manish Sisodia had called for the cancellation of the exam in view of the deadly pandemic. Actor Sonu Sood too had extended his support arguing the safety of the students during the pandemic.

About CBSE

The apex board of education in India, CBSE has a pan India jurisdiction and also a global presence with nearly 141 affiliated schools across 21 countries. The board grants affiliation to schools up to higher secondary level and develops common curriculum keeping nationwide requirements in focus. The CBSE was given its present name ‘Central Board of Secondary Education’ in the year 1952. The Board was reconstituted in the year 1962 when its jurisdiction was extended.

Functions Of The Board

To make necessary arrangements for smooth conduct of public examination at school level. At present, the Board conducts public examinations at Middle, Matriculation and Senior Secondary Level.

To prescribe the curriculum, courses of studies and text books for school education. The Board has a full- fledged academic wing, having subject experts in all the major subjects. The main responsibility of this wing is to prepare and revise the syllabuses regularly and then prepare text books accordingly.