The first term of board exams was held in November-December 2021 and the second phase is supposed to take place in March-April 2022. With the rising cases of Omicron all across the country, students from CBSE and CISCE boards are requesting the authorities to cancel the term 2 board exams for Classes 10 & 12. Students believe that in the current situation, appearing for offline exams is going to affect their health. As of now, there is no official notification from the education authorities to cancel or postpone the exams. However, the CBSE board had earlier confirmed that the term 2 exams will only be held if the COVID-19 scenario looks better. CBSE & CISCE boards are yet to announce the dates for Term 2 exams.
Meanwhile, the states like Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra & Rajasthan have decided to go ahead with the board exams. However, states like West Bengal & Madhya Pradesh have decided to conduct the exams only after considering the COVID-19 situation. On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh has announced that all exams will be conducted as per the schedule. CBSE’s controller of examinations stated that If the situation gets worse, only then the second term of the examination will not be held. Marks obtained in the first term will be considered final and based on them, the results will be decided. But if there is no such situation, then the term 2 exams will be held as it is, and the final result will be decided based on 50-50 percent marks of the two terms. To make things better, India has already begun vaccination for children between the ages of 15-18 years.
The government’s decision to cancel the CBSE Class 10 & 12 term 2 exams might give a huge relief to students and parents, but a final decision on the postponement or cancellation of exams is still awaited. However, the government and its allies have advised the centres to keep a check on the COVID-19 situation and take the right decision to protect millions of students from the disease.
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