CBSE Class 12 Exams 2021: The Indian government may decide to hold Class 12 CBSE exams 2021 by reducing their duration. The education ministry has sought the proposals from the state governments on holding this year’s CBSE Class 12 Exams by 25 May. Details, once finalised, would be made available on the board’s official website cbse.gov.in.
This was after a special meeting of the group of ministers chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was held on Sunday. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that state governments had asked for more time to take a call adding that they had been given time till 25 May to send their proposals.
Pokhriyal said that students and parents would be given at least 15 days of notice whenever the government announces new dates for holding CBSE Class 12 exams. As for the regional boards, state governments would make their decisions.
According to reports, one of the proposals being discussed is to shorten the duration of the exam from the usual three hours to 90 minutes. Students would be informed about the government’s decision by 1 June.
The latest development comes amidst growing demands for the cancellation of this year’s Class 12 CBSE exams.
विद्यार्थियों की सुरक्षा एवं अकादमिक हित और शिक्षा प्रणाली का सुचारू संचालन सुनिश्चित करने के लिए पूरा देश एकजुट हो गया है।
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— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 23, 2021
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.
To arrange for the preparations, compilation, improvement, publication, printing and sale of text books.