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CBSE, ISC, Board Exam: #Cancelboardexam Trends On Twitter, SC To Hear Plea Tomorrow

12th Board Exam LIVE Updates: The Supreme Court will hear two petitions, for and against the cancellation of class 12 board exams conducted by CBSE and CISCE tomorrow, May 31. Meanwhile, students are sharing their views on Twitter with #cancelboardexam.

Written By Mridusmita Deka | Updated: May 30, 2021 2:14 pm IST
CBSE, ICSE Class 12th board exams decision expected on Monday (representational image)
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The Supreme Court will hear two petitions, for and against the cancellation of class 12 board exams conducted by CBSE and CISCE tomorrow, May 31. Meanwhile, students are sharing their views on Twitter with #cancelboardexam. CBSE date sheet 2021 Class 12th for theory exams will be released on June 1, 2021, sources told NDTV on May 23. Class 12 students can download the new CBSE Class 12 time table 2021 from cbse.gov.in. Around 12 lakh students are anxiously waiting for a final decision on Board exams 2021. As per dates mentioned in CBSE 12th date sheet 2021, schools and state government will make arrangements for students. CBSE Class 12 exam 2021 for theory are expected to be held in July and August. Get quick latest updates about 12th board exams through SMS/E-mail. Click here to Subscribe.

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UPMSP on Saturday has announced that the board examinations for Class 10 students have been cancelled, and for those in Class 12, the exam is scheduled to be held in the second week of July, if the situation is conducive to conduct the exams. Duration for Class 12 exams has been reduced to 90 minutes from the usual 3.15 hours. This year, only three questions will have to be answered out of 10 questions.

CISCE is also expected to announce its decision on ICSE Class 12 board exams soon. The Supreme Court of India on Monday will hear a petition filed by Advocate Mamta Sharma seeking directions from the Supreme Court to cancel board exams. The court will also consider the plea filed by a teacher from Kerala who has requested the apex court not to cancel the Class 12 board exam 2021 as it would be ‘unfair’ to Class 12 students.

As per the latest update on Class 12 board exam, the board exam case will be taken up on Monday and ICSE, CBSE 12th dates will depend on that.

Maharashtra SSC Board latest announcement 2021 was made by Varsha Gaikwad on Friday. SSC Maharashtra board has released the SSC Maharashtra Board 2021 evaluation criteria for Class 10 students.

Read below to get CBSE Class 12 date sheet 2021, RBSE exam dates, GBSE latest news, UP Board exam dates 2021, WB Board exam time table for Science, Commerce, and Arts stream.

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Board exam 2021 news updates: Here are the latest updates on CBSE 12th board exam 2021, Supreme Court decisions and state board exams. While Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad will decide on HSC exams in a week, CBSE is expected to announce new exam dates for Class 12 on June 1.

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Disaster, Pandemic Management In Odisha School, College Curriculums

The Odisha government on Saturday decided to include disaster and pandemic management in high school and college curriculums.

"The time has come for us to create a massive knowledge infrastructure in the state that will make everyone a warrior...We will train our people at large on how to deal with known emergencies and how to respond to situations where the outcome cannot be predicted," Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said.

11:39 AM IST May 30, 2021

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AP Inter Exams Likely In July, CETs Likely In September

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10:29 AM IST May 30, 2021

CBSE, ICSE Class 12 Board Exam Latest News

The two central education boards, CBSE and CISCE, are considering various options for Class 12 board exams, including cancellation and adopting alternative assessment methods, or exams for a shorter period, according to sources.

11:02 PM IST May 29, 2021

ISC 12th Exam Latest News

The schools have also been asked to upload consolidated marksheet of Class 11 and 12 to validate the uploaded marks. The deadline for completing the exercise has been set for June 7 by the board. There has been no final call yet by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Class 12 board exams and the Ministry of Education is likely to announce a decision by June 1 in this regard.

10:49 PM IST May 29, 2021

ISC Class 12th Exam Latest News

"The CISCE is in the process of collating and collecting data from all our schools presenting candidates for Class 12 examination. You are, therefore, requested to provide the requested information for Class 12 candidates," CISCE Secretary Gerry Arathoon said in a letter to school principals marked as "strictly confidential", as per PTI .


10:35 PM IST May 29, 2021

Class 12 Boards: CICSE Tells Schools To Submit Average Scores Of Students In Class 11, Internal Exams

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10:11 PM IST May 29, 2021

Karnataka Education Minister on JEE, NEET

"In case the exams can be held in July, it will be possible to announce results in August, so NEET, JEE, CET, ICAR and other competitive exams can be held on appropriate dates in August," Education Minister Suresh Kumar said.


10:05 PM IST May 29, 2021

Conduct Telephonic Assessment For Those Who Could Not Write Exams: CBSE

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10:03 PM IST May 29, 2021

PSEB Class 12 Board Exam Only For Major Subjects

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09:53 PM IST May 29, 2021

NEET UG 2021 Registration Date

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09:52 PM IST May 29, 2021

RBSE Board Exam Date 2021 Class 12

The Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (BSER) is yet to take a decision on Class 10 and Class 12 board exams. Exams for these students were postponed earlier, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is yet to take a final decision on whether the RBSE Class 10 and Class 12 exams will either be cancelled or postponed further. Once it's been decided to hold the exams, RBSE Board exam date 2021 Class 12 will be released on the official website of the Board.

09:11 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Class 12th exams

The decision of holding the UP Board Class 12th exams in a changed format and for a shorter duration is in line with the Union Ministry of Education’s suggestions of board exams. The meeting held on Sunday, May 23 had suggested that states might conduct exams in only objective-type questions for a short period of time, or exams only for major subjects.

09:01 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Class 12 Exam Format Changed: Major Announcements

Uttar Pradesh Board Exam 2021: As many as 26,10,316 students have registered for Class 12 UP board exams. The exams this year will be held for a shorter duration in a changed exam pattern in July.

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08:45 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Class 12 Exams In New Format: Proposed Dates, Exam Pattern

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  • UP Class 12th exams will be held over a period of 15 days

  • The UP Class 12 board exam dates will be announced soon

  • The exam duration of UP Board Class 12 exams will be 90 minutes

  • The exam pattern of UP Board Class 12 exams has been revised considering the ongoing Covid pandemic. Students will now have to answer only three questions out of 10

08:26 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Class 12 Exam Time-Table Soon

The examinations will be taken “with adherence to all COVID-19 norms and social distancing", Dinesh Sharma said. He added that the detailed timetable for the class 12 examinations will be shared soon.

08:17 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Class 12 Exam

The UP board Class 12 exams ahve been proposed to be held in July. To maintain social distance among students, the number of examination centres too have been increased, in view of Covid pandemic.

08:04 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Exam Live Updates

Owing to "the importance of class 12 examinations" for students’ future, they have been proposed to be held from the second week of July, if circumstances allow, Deputy Chief Minister said.

07:49 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Exams 2021

UP Board Exam 2021: The UP Secondary Education Council on Saturday cancelled board examinations for class 10 students and proposed to take a 90-minute test of each subject for class 12 students in the second week of July, if feasible.

07:31 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board 2021 Exams

UP Education Minister Dinesh Sharma on May 26 said that the state has already allocated 8,513 centres for board exams and got the question papers printed. “We have already printed the papers, made sets of decoded copies and allocated 8,513 centres to follow social distancing during examinations,” Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said.


07:16 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Latest News

The Uttar Pradesh board has also decided to promote the students of Classes 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 without examination in view of the situations arising out of Covid.

07:05 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Exam 2021

Duration for Class 12 exams has been reduced to 90 minutes from the usual 3.15 hours. This year, only three questions will have to be answered out of total 10.

07:02 PM IST May 29, 2021

CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 Live Updates

The CBSE is expected to announce new exam dates for Class 12 on June 1. The centre has put two options before states – Class 12 board exams for only objective-type questions for a short period of time, or exams only for major subjects.

06:57 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board 10th Exam Cancelled

According to official data, as many as 29,94,312 Class 10 students will be promoted to the next class without exams this year. Detailed guidelines on assessment is yet to be announced.

06:34 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Exam 2021

The board has decided to conduct the UP Board Exam 2021 for Class 12 in a new exam pattern in the second week of July. As per the exam pattern,  the students will have to answer only three questions out of 10 and the duration of the exam will be one hour 30 minutes.

06:30 PM IST May 29, 2021

UP Board Exam Cancelled 2021

In view of the increase in number of Covid cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) on Saturday has announced that the UP board examinations for Class 10th students have been cancelled. The students will now be promoted to the next class without exams.

06:23 PM IST May 29, 2021

Uttar Pradesh Cancels Class 10 Board Exams; Class 12th To Be Held In July

The Uttar Pradesh Government has cancelled the UPMSP Class 10 exams and has decided to conduct the Class 12 exams in the second week of July. Read More

05:34 PM IST May 29, 2021

Vaccine For Class 12th Board Exam Students

In a letter to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Mr Sisodia said if experts suggest against giving Covishield or Covaxin jabs to Class 12 students, the Centre government should procure Pfizer vaccine which has been approved for children above the age of 12 years.

05:25 PM IST May 29, 2021

Decision On CBSE Exams Likely On June 1

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' may announce the dates for Class 12th board exams on June 1. As per sources, the Class 12th board exams 2021 will be held for a shorter duration and for objective-type questions.

05:11 PM IST May 29, 2021

WBBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams: Duration, Dates, Exam Centres

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04:59 PM IST May 29, 2021

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AP Class 10th Exams Postponed; Government To Review Decision In July

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Jammu And Kashmir To Provide Special Scholarships To Children Orphaned By Covid

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In Other News: Group Of Ministers In MP To Prepare Plan To Run Educational Institutes

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04:08 PM IST May 29, 2021

UPCET 2021 Application

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AMU Asks Students To Vacate Hostels, Return Home Due To Covid Pandemic

The Aligarh Muslim University ( AMU ) has asked students to vacate its hostels and return home in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as a student leader expressed strong reservations, saying those from rural areas would face difficulties in continuing studies online due to poor connectivity.

03:22 PM IST May 29, 2021

Maharashtra 12th HSC Exams

Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said the option for the “non-examination route” for Class 12 will be examined for the students of Class 12 Maharashtra HSC board.


03:15 PM IST May 29, 2021

Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences (MUHS) Releases Guidelines For Winter, Summer Exams

The MUHS guidelines on the Winter 2020 and Summer 2021 exams are based on the University Grants Commission’s Standard Operating Procedures released for the conduct of exams. These guidelines are meant to serve as a guide to MUHS on the safety measures they need to take.

03:00 PM IST May 29, 2021

Jharkhand Class 12 Exams

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday said holding the Class 12th board exams in the state would not be appropriate in the wake of the present COVID-19 situation.


02:54 PM IST May 29, 2021

MUHS Release Exam Guidelines For Winter 2020, Summer 2021 Exams

As per the instructions mentioned in the MUHS SOP, in case there is a restriction on movements in certain areas, admit cards or identity cards should be treated as a pass for the movement of students during the exam days.

“State Governments should issue instructions to all local authorities to issue movement passes to invigilators and all personnel engaged in the conduct of the examination,” reads the statement.

02:39 PM IST May 29, 2021

MPBSE Class 12th Exams

The Madhya Pradesh (MP) Board will announce a decision on whether to conduct the Class 12th exams or keep the examinations on hold in the first week of June.


02:34 PM IST May 29, 2021

HBSE 12th Class Board Exams

As per reports, the Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal on Sunday said that the board is ready to hold the Class 12th exams between June 15 and June 20.


02:24 PM IST May 29, 2021

Cancel Class 12 Board Exams: Shashi Tharoor To PM Modi

Citing the growing Covid hazard in India and ‘mental fatigue and challenges' faced by the students, Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Shashi Tharoor has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel Class 12 board examinations amid the coronavirus crisis.

02:19 PM IST May 29, 2021

Ramesh Pokhriyal On Class 12th Board Exams

Assuring students and their parents that their safety and well-being is the government’s top priority, Ramesh Pokhriyal in the national daily, The Indian Express said: “I assure all students and their parents that any decision taken will follow the yardstick that the safety and future of students is the highest priority for us.”

02:17 PM IST May 29, 2021

Will CBSE Cancel Board Exams 2021

Mr Pokhriyal in the opinion piece said: "The board examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) ‘have an all-India character’ as higher education institutions across various states offer admissions to undergraduate courses based on Class 12 marks."

Class 12 exam is the first level of critical evaluation and assessment that decides the categorisation of merit, career choices and pursuance of higher academic goals.

02:12 PM IST May 29, 2021

JEE, NEET 2021

The Education Minister pointed out the challenges faced last year due to the onslaught of Covid and said that the nation not only conducted board exams successfully but also organised entrance exams like JEE and NEET with over 21 lakh students in attendance. “In 2021, we must once again rise to the occasion,” the minister wrote in the opinion piece at the national daily.

02:07 PM IST May 29, 2021

Class 12th Board Exams 2021

In an opinion piece of The Indian Express, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said: “Conducting examinations for students in the prevailing Covid scenario is a huge challenge that does not need elaboration. This is especially so, when it comes to the Class 12 board examinations, which play a significant role in every student’s career graph and roadmap for life.”

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JEE Main: Previous Year’s Cut-Off For NIT Delhi

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NEET UG, JEE Main 2021: Final Announcement Soon

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12:47 PM IST May 29, 2021

IIT Kanpur's New Programmes In Statistics, Data Science

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12:31 PM IST May 29, 2021

Odisha University, College Exam Schedule Soon

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12:28 PM IST May 29, 2021

Online Classes In Odisha Universities, Colleges To Resume From June 1

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12:02 PM IST May 29, 2021

Maharashtra CET For Class 11

A Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to Class 11 will be held, although it would be optional, Varsha Gaikwad said. Those students, who appear for the CET, will be given priority in Class 11 admissions. Students from other education boards can also give this test, Ms Gaikwad added.

12:01 PM IST May 29, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Result 2021

Varsha Gaikwad on Friday released the Class 10 evaluation criteria . Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allotted will have the opportunity to appear in the next couple of examinations for improvement in scores to be conducted by the Maharashtra SSC board after the conditions become more conducive to hold board exams.

11:10 AM IST May 29, 2021

Severe health risks involved: Shahi Tharoor on Class 12 Board exams

Shahi Tharoor, in his letter to PM Modi, highlighted the severe health risks that students will face if they are forced to physically travel to examination centres. “There are also logistical challenges involved, especially for those students who currently reside in containment zones and have limited access to transportation services,” the letter said.

10:50 AM IST May 29, 2021

#CancelExamsSaveLives and #Modijisave12thstudents Campaign

The last few days have also seen a concentrated #CancelExamsSaveLives and #modijisave12thstudents campaign to cancel Class 12 board exams looking at the prevailing situation of the COVID-19. The movement is led by Class 12 students who argue that the present conditions are not conducive for conducting board exams – and they seek cancellation due to ‘heath risks’ involved. Read Full Story Here


10:49 AM IST May 29, 2021

Here's What Shashi Tharoor Said

“Many of these students have had to contend with their own family members contracting the coronavirus and, in some truly unfortunate cases, even succumbing to the virus. It would be grossly unfair to expect students who have faced such trauma in these last few months to prepare adequately and undertake examinations that will play a vital part in determining their future steps,” reads the letter to PM Modi.


10:48 AM IST May 29, 2021

#CancelExamsSaveLives: Shashi Tharoor Writes To PM Modi

Shashi Tharoor has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel the Class 12 board examinations maid the Covid crisis. In his letter to PM Modi, Mr Tharoor suggests alternative methods to mark Class 12 students’ academic development. Read Full Story Here

10:47 AM IST May 29, 2021

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10:13 AM IST May 29, 2021

Cancel 12 Board Exams 2021: Students, Parents

Hashtag #CancelExamsSaveLives has been trading on Twitter for the last few days now. Amid growing uncertainty over Class 12 board exams, students and parents have continued to demand the cancellation of 12th board exams in view of the Covid crisis.

10:43 PM IST May 28, 2021

COVID-19 And Board Exams

10:08 PM IST May 28, 2021

Punjab Board (PSEB) Class 12 Exams

Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Tuesday asked the Centre to ensure vaccination of Class 12 students before arriving at a decision on board exams .

09:20 PM IST May 28, 2021

CBSE Board Exam 2021: What Student Told NDTV

“Under the current circumstances, offline exam is not a feasible option...." Shivam Seth, a Class 12 student, told NDTV.

09:17 PM IST May 28, 2021

UP Board Exam 2021: Class 12

A decision on UP board Class 12 exam is expected soon. “We have already printed the papers, made sets of decoded copies, and allocated 8,513 centers to follow social distancing during examinations. We're analysing COVID situation. We'll discuss with CM and final decision will likely be taken by end of this month,” UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said earlier this week.

08:47 PM IST May 28, 2021

Board Exams: Updates From Different States On Class 12 Exams

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08:33 PM IST May 28, 2021

Haryana School Summer Vacation Extended

The Haryana Government on Friday extended summer vacation in all schools till June 15. However, teachers will attend to school work from June 1, according to the government order.

08:19 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC 2021

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07:43 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC 2021: Common, Optional Entrance For Junior College Admission

The Maharashtra board has announced that Class 10 students can appear for Common Entrance Test (CETs) for admission to Class 11, or first-year junior colleges. The CETs, although optional, will ensure uniformity and comparability in the admission process.


07:30 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC 10th Exams: Result Committee Formed

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07:02 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Result 2021

Separate assessment plans have been finalised for Maharashtra Class 10 SSC repeaters, private students and isolated candidates. The cancelled Maharashtra board exam of 2021 will not be counted in the two chances available under the Class Improvement Scheme.

06:53 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra "Optional CET" To Ensure Uniformity and Comparability in Admissions

06:47 PM IST May 28, 2021

NSUI Stages Protests Today At Ministry Of Education Against Class 12 Board Exam

‘Cancel Offline 12th Board Exams’: Opposing the decision of the central government to conduct the Class 12 board exams for this academic session, NSUI held a protest in front of the Education Ministery office today.

06:34 PM IST May 28, 2021

Board Exams 2021: Class 12 Students Write To CJI To Cancel Offline Board Exams

Over 300 students wrote a letter to Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana to quash the proposal regarding the physical conduct of the Class 12 board exam and provide for an alternative assessment scheme similar to last year.


06:28 PM IST May 28, 2021

CGBSE Class 12 Exams From June 1

The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) will conduct the Class 12th exams from June 1. The Class 12 CGBSE exam is scheduled to be held between June 1 and June 5.


06:16 PM IST May 28, 2021

Gujarat GSEB Class 12 Board Exam From July 1

Gujarat Class 12 board exam for both General and Science streams will be held from July 1. A detailed GSEB exam schedule will be announced in the next few days, an official said.

06:13 PM IST May 28, 2021

Assam HSLC (Matric), HS Exams

Assam board exams will be held for sure but the state government is yet to decide on how these will be conducted. "We have not taken any decision as of now. But it is a fact that we are of the opinion that exams should happen and there is no alternative," Assam Education Minister Dr Ranoj Pegu said.

06:08 PM IST May 28, 2021

NEET 2021 Date

NTA has scheduled the NEET 2021 date on August 1. Considering the changes in the exam schedules across boards and eligibility tests, NEET 2021 date might also get postponed.


06:04 PM IST May 28, 2021

Karnataka Class 12 Board Exam

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar on Sunday said it was necessary to hold the second year Pre-University (Class 12) exams, in the interest of students' future. An appropriate decision will be taken in the days to come, considering various aspects and the Centre's suggestions, he said.

05:41 PM IST May 28, 2021

GSEB Class 12 Board Exam As Per "Existing System"

Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama has said that the GSEB Class 12 Board examinations will be held "as per the existing system" for Science and General streams. The Board, according to reports, has decided to conduct Class 12 board exams for Science and General streams from July 1. In the Science papers, the first part will have multiple-choice questions (MCQs) while the second part will comprise descriptive-type questions.

05:37 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Result: Students Can Appear For Improvement Exams

Any candidate who is not satisfied with the Maharashtra SSC marks allotted will have the opportunity to appear in the next couple of examinations for improvement in scores to be conducted by the Maharashtra SSC board after the conditions become more conducive to hold board exams.

05:24 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maha SSC Result Based On "Subject-Wise Marks"

Final Class 10 Maharashtra SSC result will be based on subject-wise marks scored by a candidate in:

a) Internal written evaluation conducted during the year (30 marks).

b) Homework / oral exam / practical / internal assignments as per board's policy (20 marks).

c) final results of Class 9 (50 marks).

04:57 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra Class 10 SSC Result Committees In Schools

As per the guidelines on framing results for the Maharashtra Class 10 SCC results, every school has to set up a "result committee" headed by the school principal or headmaster and comprising six other teachers. This group "will be responsible for finalization of results and safe keeping of records", said Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad.

04:54 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Exam 2021: Class Improvement Scheme

Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad: "Separate assessment plans have also been finalised for repeater or private students or isolated candidates. The cancelled board exam of 2021 will not be counted in the two chances available under the Class Improvement Scheme."

04:52 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Result 2021 By June-end

Maharashtra schools will be given timelines for submitting marks of students such that the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations (MSBSHSE, Pune) can declare the Class 10 SSC Result 2021 by the end of June, said Ms Gaikwad.

04:50 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra Class 10 SSC Results: More Exams Later

Ms Varsha Gaikwad said that students unsatisfied with their marks in the Maharashtra Class 10 SSC result 2021, "will have the opportunity to appear in the next couple of examinations for improvement in scores to be conducted by the board after the conditions become more conducive to hold exams".

04:48 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Results 2021: Class 9 Marks

In a bid to incorporate students' performance in school in "normal times", the Class 9 final exam marks form the biggest component in the formula for computing the Maharashtra Board's Class 10 SSC results. Class 9 final exams, conducted before COVId-19 shut schools down last year, will account for 50 marks of the total 100.

04:45 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Evaluation Scheme 'Ad-hoc'

While announcing the Maharashtra Class 10 SSC marking scheme, Varsha Gaikwad admitted that it was an "ad-hoc arrangement". "It is no doubt an ad-hoc arrangement, but one that attempts to incorporate some semblance of 'normal times'. The assessments used for tabulating marks of class 9th will have taken place almost entirely during pre-Covid times and the corresponding results are verifiable," she said.

04:42 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Exam Evaluation Scheme

Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had already announced that the Class 10 SSC marks will be based on internal assessments conducted over Classes 9 and 10. This is the marking formula for the Maharashtra Class 10 SSC results:

Final results will be based on subject-wise marks scored by a candidate in:

  • Internal written evaluation conducted during the year | 30 marks
  • Homework / oral exam / practical / internal assignments as per board's policy | 20 marks
  • Final results of Class 9 | 50 marks
04:40 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Exam Marking Scheme

Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has announced the marking scheme for the cancelled Class 10 SSC exam.


04:38 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra Class 10 Evaluation Criteria

04:26 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Results By June-End; Optional CET For Admission To Class 11

A common entrance test (CET) for admission to Class 11 will be held, although it would be optional, the School Educaton Minister Varsha Gaikwad said. Those students, who appear for the CET, will be given priority in Class 11 admissions. Students from other education boards can also give this test, she added. This two hour-long exam will be based on the Class 10 syllabus.

04:20 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Exam: Evaluation Criteria

The internal assessment of students will be done on the basis of 100 marks for each subject. Thirty marks will be for the written evaluation in Class 10; 20 marks for oral exam, practicals and homework, and 50 per cent marks will be Class 9 performance.

04:09 PM IST May 28, 2021

Kerala Government Announces Special Package For Children Orphaned By COVID-19

Under the package, initially, an amount of Rs 3 lakhs will be given to the children as a lump sum. In addition, an amount of Rs 2,000 per month will also be given till they reach the age of 18.


03:59 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra Deciding Upon “Non-Examination Route” For Class 12

Previously the School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said the option for the “non-examination route” for Class 12 students would be examined.

03:52 PM IST May 28, 2021

CBSE Board Exam Date 2021: Class 12

Datesheet of CBSE Class 12 board exam is likely to be announced on social media by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', or on the board websites: cbse.gov.in and cbse.nic.in.


03:38 PM IST May 28, 2021

Centre's Final Decision On Board Exam 2021 On June 1: Ramesh Pokhriyal

An "informed, collaborative" decision on the Class 12 board exam 2021 will be taken at the earliest, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said on Sunday after a high-level meet. Ramesh Pokhriyal will also announce CBSE Class 12 board exam dates, exam format on June 1.


03:15 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Class 10 Assessment

To discuss a "fair and objective" criteria to promote Class 10 students, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad held several meetings with college principals and vice-principals to devise a fair assessment of Class 10 students and discuss the admission policy for them.

03:08 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Exam

The Bombay High Court earlier came down heavily on the Maharashtra government over the cancellation of the Class 10 exam, saying it was making a mockery of the education system. A division bench of Justices S J Kathawalla and S P Tavade sought a reply as to why the decision to cancel the state board exam should not be set aside.

03:02 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra Class 12 HSC Exam Decision

The decision on the Maharashtra Board Class 12 HSC exam 2021 is expected early next week. Maharashtra's Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on May 24 that the state government would decide in a week on holding the Class 12 HSC board exams during COVID-19.

02:58 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra Class 10 SSC Evaluation

Student who were to write the now-cancelled Maharashtra SSC board exam 2021 will now be evaluated on the basis of their internal assessment marks in Classes 9 and 10, Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Friday. The state government told the Bombay High Court that it will decide on a formula for evaluation within two weeks. The decision to cancel the Class 10 SSC exam had been challenged in court.

02:53 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra Class 10 SSC Exam

Maharashtra had cancelled its Class 10 SSC exam on April 20. Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had cited the "worsening situation of COVID-19" as reason. The decision to cancel, however, was later challenged in the Bombay High Court.

02:49 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC, HSC exams 2021

Maharashtra was just one of the handful of states to argue for a "non-examination route" for evaluating students who were to write the 12th board exam in 2021. Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had attended the meeting of state education ministers with Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Sunday.

02:36 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra Class 10th Results On The Basis Of Internal Assessment

The Class 10th board exam results will be announced on the basis of internal marks obtained in Class 9 and Class 10, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said.

02:26 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC Class 10th Result By June End

Maharashtra Board will release Class 10th SSC results by June-end. The Class 10th results will be released on the basis of marks secured in Class 9 and Class 10 exams.

02:16 PM IST May 28, 2021

Rajasthan Forms Panel For University Exams

Rajasthan Minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati on Wednesday said a committee has been formed to look into the ways of conducting exams in state universities for the 2020-21 session amid the coronavirus pandemic. The panel will also give suggestions on the timely commencement of the upcoming academic session, the state's higher education minister said.

02:14 PM IST May 28, 2021

Andhra Pradesh Class 10 Exams Postponed

AP Class 10th Exams: Andhra Pradesh government has postponed the Class 10 board exams in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state will review the situation again in July.

02:13 PM IST May 28, 2021

WB Madhyamik Board Exam Date

According to the tentative schedule of the WB Board exam 2021 released by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Class 10 board exams will be conducted in the second week of August.


02:13 PM IST May 28, 2021

Jharkhand Board Exams

Jharkhand will promote the students of Classes 9 to 11 without exams to the next classes on the basis of internal assessments.

02:12 PM IST May 28, 2021

JAC Class 10 Cancelled

Jharkhand has cancelled Class 10 board exams. Now the students will be promoted to the next classes without exams on the basis of internal assessment.


02:03 PM IST May 28, 2021

Maharashtra SSC board exam 2021

Maharashtra government is likely to announce assessment criteria for Class 10 (SSC) and Class 12 (HSC) students this week. School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said the option for the “non-examination route” for Class 12  would be examined.

01:50 PM IST May 28, 2021

PSEB Class 12 Board Exam 2021

Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said that during difficult times, the safety and security of students and teachers must be the priority of the government and every possible step should be taken in this regard. The minister suggested conducting exams of only three elective subjects.


01:39 PM IST May 28, 2021

Odisha Class 12 Board Exam 2021

Odisha Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said the exams can either be conducted after the situation improves or can be cut short. “State is also busy in preparation for ensuing cyclones, we will make a decision soon,” he added.

01:28 PM IST May 28, 2021

Class 12th Exams 2021 Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh (MP) Board will announce a decision on whether to conduct the Class 12th exams or keep the examinations on hold in the first week of June.


01:20 PM IST May 28, 2021

Board Exams 2021: State Board To Decide On Their Exams

The Union Government, in its meeting on Sunday, May 23, has allowed the states to take a call on holding the exams as per the prevailing situations in the respective states. The states were required to send 'detailed suggestion' to the centre by Tuesday, May 25.

01:17 PM IST May 28, 2021

Supreme Court Decision On CBSE 2021

The Supreme Court has adjourned the plea seeking cancellation of Class 12 exams of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) till Monday, May 31. The plea had also sought an alternative "objective methodology" to arrive at the Class 12 result within a specific timeframe.

01:12 PM IST May 28, 2021

National Council Of CBSE Schools

As per reports, Indira Rajan, Secretary General of National Council of CBSE Schools said: “We feel that the exam has to be conducted even if it's delayed, probably even by using alternative examination patterns.”

“A decision to hold the exams will resolve the anxiety of both the students and parents. Many of them were eagerly awaiting entry into good-quality professional institutions,” the Secretary General added.


01:10 PM IST May 28, 2021

Bihar Education Minister In Favour Of CBSE Class 12 Board Exams

Bihar Education Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said that CBSE Class 12 exams should be conducted as it plays a vital role in students’ life. The minister, however, said examinations cannot be conducted in the pandemic situation but CBSE should announce a tentative date sheet.

01:09 PM IST May 28, 2021

CBSE board exam date 2021 Class 12

An "informed, collaborative" decision on the Class 12 board exam 2021 will be taken at the earliest, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said on Sunday after a high-level meet. Ramesh Pokhriyal will also announce CBSE Class 12 board exam dates, exam format on June 1.

01:01 PM IST May 28, 2021

CBSE Class 10th Exam: FAQs

CBSE has answered some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on policy for the tabulation of marks for Class 10 board exams 2021 based on the internal assessments conducted by schools.

Answers to questions including how the board will evaluate the students of the cancelled Class 10th exams, what if students are not satisfied with the board's evaluation process are provided.

Read FAQs here.

12:52 PM IST May 28, 2021

Kerala To Resume Online Classes For Students From June 1

Kerala government on Thursday announced that the online classes for school students in the state will resume from June 1.


12:41 PM IST May 28, 2021

West Bengal Board Exam 2021

West Bengal government on Thursday announced that the WBBSE examination in the state will be conducted in July and August from home centres.


12:37 PM IST May 28, 2021

CBSE 12th Board Exam 2021 Latest News

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is inclined to conduct the CBSE Class 12 board exam 2021 between July 15 and August 26, 2021. However, during the meet, the board also suggested that students who miss the exams in the first phase due to reasons associated with COVID-19 will be allowed to take the exams again.

12:34 PM IST May 28, 2021

UP Board Exam Date 2020 Class 12

The final decision on UP Board Class 10, 12 exams is expected this week. “We have already printed the papers, made sets of decoded copies, and allocated 8,513 centers to follow social distancing during examinations. We're analysing COVID situation. We'll discuss with CM and final decision will likely be taken by end of this month,” UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma had earlier said.

12:18 PM IST May 28, 2021

Class 12th CBSE board

Class 12th CBSE board exams were scheduled to start on May 4 and continue till June 14, 2021. The CBSE while announcing the Class 12 postponement news, had said that the board will review the situation and take a decision on June 1.

12:10 PM IST May 28, 2021

"Informed, Collaborative" Decision On Class 12 Board Exam Likely Soon

After the over-two-hour meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday said an "informed, collaborative" decision on the Class 12 board exam will be taken at the earliest.


12:09 PM IST May 28, 2021

Jharkhand To Promote Students Of Classes 9 To 11 Without Exams

JAC Board Exam News 2021: The Jharkhand Government has decided to promote the students of Class 9 to Class 11 to the next classes without exams considering the ongoing Covid situation.


12:07 PM IST May 28, 2021

Class 12 Board Exams To Be Held In July, Class 10 Tests In August: Mamata Banerjee

WB Board exams 2021 will be held at home centres and only for compulsory subjects. A detailed announcement will be made by Education Minister Bratya Basu on WB Madhyamik, HS Board exams.

12:05 PM IST May 28, 2021

Telangana Postpones Intermediate Practical Exams

TSBIE has postponed TS Inter practical exams for second-year students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The TS Inter practical exams were scheduled to be held from May 29 to June 7.


12:04 PM IST May 28, 2021

Supreme Court Adjourns 12th Exam Cancellation Case To Monday

The Supreme Court has adjourned the plea seeking cancellation of Class 12 exams of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to Monday. The plea had also sought an alternative "objective methodology" to arrive at the Class 12 result within a specific timeframe.

12:03 PM IST May 28, 2021

Supreme Court To Hear On May 31 Plea Seeking Cancellation Of Class 12 Exams

The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear on May 31 a plea seeking directions to cancel Class 12 examinations in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.


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