Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 in the country, the Centre will hold a high-level meeting today (Sunday) to take a call on the pending CBSE and ICSE Class 12th Board Exams.
The virtual meeting will be chaired by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at 11.30 AM and will be attended by all the states and UT Education Ministers, Education Secretaries and Chairpersons of State Examination Boards and stakeholders.
As per reports, the CBSE has been mulling various options for Class XII Board exams, including conducting it only for the “major subjects”, either in the usual format or schools holding it for their own students in a shorter format and duration.
CBSE sources, however, said conducting exams in the present scenario doesn’t seem feasible while ‘#cancelboardexams’ became the top trend on Twitter soon after Sunday’s meeting was announced, TOI reported.
Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister for Women and Child, Smriti Zubin Irani and Union Minister Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar will also be present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the proposals for the conduct of entrance examinations for professional courses will also be discussed.