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Cancellation of Class 10 and 12 CBSE Board Exams, NEET and JEE Aspirants Awaits a Decision

New Delhi: On Thursday, CBSE announced the cancellation of the remaining class 10 exams and Class 12 exams. This has spurred a lot of questions in the mind of the aspirants appearing for JEE Main and NEET examinations in July. According to the sources, the education ministry will postpone these exams as well.

Central Board of Secondary Education informed the Supreme Court that Class 10 and 12 exams that were all set to be conducted from July 1 – 15 will now be put on hold, amidst the rising COVID-19 cases in the country. Although, Solicitor General stated class 12 students will have the option appearing in the examination when the environment is conducive.

On one hand, as the CBSE exams aspirants take a sigh of relief, the announcement has triggered extreme anxiety in NEET and JEE Main Aspirants. NEET exam date was set on July 23, 2020, and JEE Main, from July 18 – July 23, 2020. It does not seem feasible to postpone these entrance exams but now this seem to have become more of a health and safety issue. As our country is quickly making it’s way upwards in the list of most affected countries in the world, conducting exams will just mean playing with the lives of the lakhs of students.

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Anxious students are asking for a confirmed decision from the government. While a student asks for an update on the exams, other claims to be depressed.

As per the sources, it is speculated that a proposal was made to conduct NEET online and offline mode to avoid crowds at the center. NTA has told Kerala High Court that it is impossible to conduct NEET in online mode.

Our Education Minister ensures that students’ safety is the utmost priority. Let us hope that decision made is best suited for everyone.