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The suspense regarding the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 is an added stress for the board exam candidates.

CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 Latest News: Stress mounting on students as they await decision on exam, check what experts have to say

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CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 Latest News: The suspense regarding the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 is an added stress for the board exam candidates. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had cancelled the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 and postponed the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 last month due to the pandemic situation in the country. The CBSE is yet to inform anything final about the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 and the students are requested to keep an eye on the official CBSE website at cbse.gov.in for the latest updates.

As per a report by india.com, the CBSE has so far maintained a wait and watch policy for the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021. Though the CBSE had earlier notified that the decision on the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 will be undertaken after a thorough review of the COVID-19 situation in the country on June 1, 2021. Nevertheless, the stress levels are growing among the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 students.

Moreover, things on the COVID-19 front have hardly brought any good news for the CBSE officials or the education ministry. At present, a total of 13 States in the country have more than one lakh coronavirus cases each.

Experts’ opinion on the situation

Anuja Kapur, Psychologist was quoted saying in india.com, “We are stuck in a loop of yes and no when it comes to the Board examination. The better-prepared students would have loved to be done and dusted with the examination, but the delay now is only adding peer pressure for them. The students seem confused and depressed as they have no exact plan of how to take things forward, losing all of their concentration to this.”

She also added that most of the students will accept that there is risk involved in going through with the exams during this COVID-19 pandemic, however, they would also like to know a way out of this situation. “A solution is better than just postponing to help ease the pressure. The government needs to set decisive guidelines regarding the examination, helping the students out in this state of dilemma,” she added.

Dr Ajeenkya DY Patil, Chairman DY Patil Group said, “Now there is a need to act in the best interest of our students. Examinations are simply being rescheduled, but learning continues as before. Now we should just decide and fix a date to avoid any further uncertainty or clarity that needs to be there as it increases the anxiety in the children.” He also suggested that an alternative mode of assessment should be made because of the pandemic situation in the country.

Students raise their voice on social media

In order to voice their demands, several Class 12 Board Exam 2021 board exam candidates have taken on Twitter by using the hashtag #saveboardstudents. In the tweets, students are urging the authorities to cancel the Class 12 Board Exam 2021. Some have also suggested to evaluate them in a similar assessment criteria like the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 students.

It must also be remembered that earlier the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 candidates have taken on the social media to raise their concern and started a campaign on Twitter with the hashtag #cancel12thboardexams2021.

Update from CBSE

Incidentally, the CBSE had cancelled the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 and recently had announced the assessment criteria for the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2021 students. However, all things so far in the CBSE Board and Ministry of Education indicates that a decision will be taken only after the assessment of the situation at the end of this month. “Will let you know when it is decided,” a CBSE official informed india.com.

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