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Pradeep Singh

At a time when the country is witnessing lakhs of Covid-19 cases per day, the government should cancel the CBSE Class 10 and 12 Board examinations in the interest of the students who will have to risk their lives to appear for the exams, urged the students.

Several students recently took to Twitter to press their demand for the cancellation of the CBSE Class 10-12 Term 2 examinations in view of the rising Covid cases in the country.

Students also made hastags like #cancelboardexams2022, #cancelboardpariksha, #cancelboards2022, trending on Twitter. "India looses a student evry hour but government doesn't seem to care! All they do is pretend that they are doing good for our society!help us through this pls!" wrote a student.

Another Twitterati wrote: #COVID19 cases raising rapidly still why boards are hashed into this matter. Students life are more important than exam. It's my meek solicitation @dpradhanbjp  ji, now it's time kindly look into this matter promptly and consider #cancelboardpariksha.

But, Will the Govt Cancel the Exams?

1. First, the Board has already released sample question papers and also the marking schemes for Term 2 examinations of Class 10 and 12.

2. The Term 2 Board examinations is scheduled to be conducted in March-April. And, if the Covid-19 studies are anything to go by, the peak period would be over in the country by mid-March. 

3. Schools affiliated to CBSE Board have already been alerted regarding the conduct of the Term 2 exams.

4. CBSE's controller of examinations, Sanyam Bhardwaj recently said that only if the situation gets worse, the Term 2 examinations will not be held. 

5. Health experts have already stated that the third wave is under control and there is nothing to panic.

6. The Ministry of Education and the Health Ministry have been paying special attention to the vaccination of those between15-18 years age group.

What If Exams Are Not Held?

- Marks obtained by students in the Term 1 exams will be considered final and based on that, the results will be prepared. 

What If Exams Are Held?

- Exams will be conducted as per schedule- March-April 2022

- The duration of the second phase of exams likely to be of two hours 

- The questions will be of subjective type

- The final result will be decided on the basis of 50-50 per cent marks of Term 1 and Term 2 exams

What If A Student Doesn't Appear For the Exam?

Students, who decide to skip the Term 2 exams will be graded on the basis of their Term 1 test results.

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