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Gujarat cancels class 12 state board exams

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The Gujarat government on Wednesday cancelled the class 12 state board exams. The decision came a day after the Centre cancelled the CBSE class 12 board exams. Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama announced the same following a core committee meeting headed by chief minister Vijay Rupani. The decision will bring relief to 6.83 lakh class 12 board, students in the state. The CMO also tweeted about it.

Earlier the state had decided to conduct Class 12 board exams from July 1 onwards. Students and parents had been demanding cancellation of board exams for the past few months due to the COVID pandemic.

Last year, the Gujarat state board exams were conducted from March 5 to 17 and students needed a minimum of 33% marks to clear the same. Apart from Gujarat, Haryana has also decided to cancel the state board Class 12 exams.

CBSE board exams cancelled

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the CBSE class 12 board exams. The decision was taken during a review meeting chaired by the PM in which officials briefed him about the views received from various stakeholders, including state governments.

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PM Modi said that the decision was taken in the “interest of students” and to safeguard their health amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc in India.  It was also decided that like last year, in case some students desired to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as and when the situation becomes conducive.

Gujarat had earlier announced state board exam date

On May 25, Gujarat had announced the date for Class 12 board exams for students in the science and general stream. The exams were to begin from July 1, 2021, onwards. Exams were to be held under strict SOP for COVID.
Science stream students were to have 50% of questions in MCQ OMR format while the rest were to be detailed questionnaire. Each exam was to last three hours.

 

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