Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Tuesday said it would not be possible to hold the remaining CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 Board exams. He made the suggestion during a meeting with HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today. Sisodia said the results of CBSE Class 10 and 12 students should be evaluated on the basis of the internal exams.
"Attended a meeting with HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank ji today where all state education ministers were present. I placed before them a few suggestions- 1. Holding of the remaining CBSE Class 10, 12 exams is not possible now. So, results should be evaluated on the basis of internal exams just like it was done for Class 9 and Class 11 students." Further, he stressed on reducing the curriculum next year by at least 30 percent.
"Syllabus should also be cut for JEE, NEET, and other entrance examinations be conducted on that basis," Sisodia said. He also demanded three hours for onair classes on Doordarshan and AIR FM daily.
Schools and universities are shut since March 16 when the Centre announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Later, a nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24 which stands extended till May 3.
Earlier this month, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had announced that it will be conducting pending board exams for only 29 subjects, which are crucial for promotion and admission in undergraduate programmes. However, there is no clarity on when exams will be conducted even as the HRD Ministry has assured that students will be given at least a 10-day notice before the conduct of exams.
Responding to a question of conducting the remaining board exams, Pokhriyal had told parents in an interaction on Monday that the pending exams will be conducted at the first possible opportunity.
(With PTI inputs)