CBSE cancels class 10 board exams, defers class 12; to affect Indian schools in Qatar

Doha: The Indian Education Ministry had announced its decision to defer the Class 12 exams and cancel the Class 10 Board exams for CBSE due to rising number of Covid-19 cases in India.

This decision will affect the Indian Schools in Qatar that follow the CBSE boards. Almost all of the Indian schools in Qatar follow the CBSE board. 

MES Principal Hameeda Kadar stated that they read about the updates in Indian Media but have not received any notification from the CBSE. "CBSE will be sending all the principals its decision in few hours time. It will impact all the schools that follows the CBSE board of education," she added.

“The results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams,” the Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday.

As for the Class 12 exam, the government will review the situation on June 1 to decide fresh dates and make an announcement at least two weeks before the start of the exam.

The Class 10 and 12 exams were earlier scheduled to start from May 4.

The announcement comes due to the spike in coronavirus cases across India. India has been reporting over 150,000 cases daily in the past week. Indian state governments have been demanding a change in in-person exams due to the safety of students and teaching staff.

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