CBSE Class 12th Board Exams 2021: The Central Board of Secondary Education, also known as the CBSE, has issued a huge clarification on holding the CBSE Class 12th Board Exams 2021 saying that it had not taken any firm decision yet. According to a news report, the CBSE has also hinted at cancelling this year’s board exams all together in view of the deadly pandemic. More details can be obtained from the board’s official website cbse.gov.in.
The board’s clarification came amidst anxious parents demanding the cancellation of this year’s exams in view of the deadly pandemic, which has left tens of thousands dead.
“It is clarified that no such decision (cancellation of exams) has been taken regarding class 12 board examination, as being speculated. Any decision taken in this matter will be officially communicated to the public,” news agency PTI quoted a senior CBSE official as saying.
Times of India quoted a CBSE official as saying that ‘given the current situation, there is possibility of scrapping the exams altogether.’ The official said that the board may adopt an alternative mode to assess Class 12 students.
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.
To make necessary arrangements for affiliations of schools to the Board.
To make efforts to bring about qualitative improvement in school education.
To act as an advisory body to the state Govt. regarding School Education