The government of India on Wednesday canceled this year's CBSE exams for class 10th in-view of a surge in COVID-19 cases even as it also postponed the class 12 board exams.
The decision was taken during a high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the matter, Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted this afternoon.
The education minister said the class 12 board exams scheduled from May 4 to June 14 had been postponed for now.
He said the situation will be reviewed on June 1 and a notice of at least fifteen days will be given before the exams start.
As for class 10 exams also scheduled between May 4 to June 14, they have been canceled, the education minister informed.
He further informed, that the results of class 10 board exams will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the board.