The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday denied all speculations about its Class 10 and 12 board exams getting cancelled. The board said that there is no change of position in holding the board exams as stated in its April 1 circular. The exams were postponed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that the CBSE exams should be cancelled and that the students of class 10 and 12 should be promoted on the basis of internal exams and assessment. He also said that the syllabus for the next year should be curtailed by 30 percent.
On the other side, the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank while interacting with the parents and teachers online stated that the CBSE board exams 2020 and the competitive examinations like NEET and JEE will be conducted when the government of India will lift the lockdown completely.
In Punjab, the High Powered Task Force constituted by Punjab government, to come up with a plan on how to exit lockdown, submitted its Lockdown exit strategy report. In its report, it has been suggested that the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) may allow schools to declare the results of Class 10 on the basis of the pre-board exams.