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Final Decision On Class XII Exams By May 25

New Delhi: The Ministry of Education, held a national consultation meeting with the education ministers and administration of all states and UTs to discuss conducting the class XII examination and professional courses entrance exams.

Expressing his commitment towards the safety and security of children, Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank  

Stating that the safety and security of children as the first priority, Ramesh Pokhriyal said the entire country has come together to ensure the safety and academic welfare of the students and smooth functioning of the education system.

He said that despite challenges posed by Covid-19, the Government has left no stone unturned to successfully bring education to online mode. He said that the homes were converted into schools.

Discussing the importance of the Class XII Board exams and the All India Entrance exams in shaping the future and defining the careers of students, he said ,”Keeping in view the present circumstances we decided to cancel the CBSE Board examinations of Class X and evaluate through internal assessment but Class-XII examinations are very important to decide the future of a student.”

The ministers discussed on board exams to be conducted for Class XII by the Central Board of Secondary Education and other State Boards and the All-India Entrance examinations for various higher education institutions and professional courses. Various options regarding the methodology, process, duration and timings of the exams were discussed. 

It was decided that States and UTs would further examine the matter and submit their suggestions by May 25.

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