CBSE May cancel exams – Updates

CBSE students, parents as well as many others demand the HRD Ministry cancel the July CBSE Board exams. Also, social media drives have given a huge contribution to this matter. Lakhs of students had joined the social media campaigns to cancel the exams. This constant pressure on the NCERT, CBSE and HRD Ministry has led to a situation where the CBSE May Cancel exams – Updates 

Moreover, on 23rd June, the HRD Ministry and CBSE will have to give a hearing before the Supreme Court. Because of the confusion created by the Board regarding Board exams, the Supreme Court asked them to put forth a final decision. They need to mention clearly whether the exams will take place or not.

CBSE may cancel pending exams

Currently, CBSE is deciding how can they give average marks to students without conducting the exams. Furthermore, they are discussing how to do the marking, considering that they already completed conducting exams in the rest of the states. Average marks might be taken out of those subject papers that the students appeared for.


There was a sudden upsurge in social media, especially the hashtag #cancelcbseboardexams2020

Some of these tweets were:

“This tweet is for all the people who say that CBSE papers should take place. Please have a look at the number of COVID cases. It is so scary. And we all know that children’s immunity is low as compared to adults so I want to say plz don’t conduct exams.”

“We students deserve an HRD Minister like Manish Sisodia. He has a different opinion in contrast to the Education Ministers all over India, who are just obsessed with conducting exams even in situation of a global pandemic.”

Many students are highly concerned regarding their safety during the exam period. Earlier, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister also wrote to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal regarding the CBSE Exams. He asked the HRD Minister to cancel the CBSE exams. He also asked him to promote all the students based on their internal assessment.


An official from the HRD Ministry said, “Many states are not in favour of conducting the CBSE examinations at all and have suggested that marking in the remaining papers be done based on averaging of other papers and internal assessment done in schools earlier as calling students to examination centres amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases can be very risky.”

“In such a scenario, the ministry to feels that the board examinations be cancelled and a final decision is likely to be announced by Monday,” he added.

On the other hand, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is also in a dilemma. “The JEE and NEET exams are extremely important for lakhs of students looking for careers in medicine and engineering. Because of this, not holding the examinations is not an option. But the question is how to hold the exams while ensuring minimum risk to the candidates and teachers,” an official from NTA said.


Because of the rising number of COVID 19 cases in the country, there is a word that CBSE may cancel the pending board exams. The exams were going to begin on July 1. Moreover, the Supreme Court asked CBSE to make a final decision and announce regarding whether they will cancel the exams or not. Because of this, lakhs of students are expecting that the CBSE exams may be cancelled.

At this point, the main concern is regarding those students who have more than one exam pending. Particularly the students from North East Delhi, who have missed more than two papers because of the Delhi riots. Furthermore, the missed papers include core subjects such as English and Hindi.

CBSE is looking for different options so that it becomes optional for students to appear for the exams. In addition to this, it includes granting of marks based on the average marks obtained in those papers that the students have already appeared for. Other alternatives could be assessing the students based on their internal assessments. Also, another option would be to reschedule the exams to September or October.

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