New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has cancelled the CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2021 amid the surge in COVID-19 cases. Now, as the exams have been cancelled, students must be wondering, on what basis will they be promoted to class 11. Answering the concerns of students, Pokhriyal said that based on internal assessment students will be promoted.

How will class students be promoted?

Citing the concern among the class 10th students regarding the promotion, the education minister said that they will be promoted on the basis of an objective criterion. If a student is not satisfied with the marks then, he/she can appear for the exams as soon as the COVID-19 situation is normal.

Well, this is not the first time CBSE is going to make use of this partner. Last year too a similar pattern was followed when the COVID-19 pandemic started creating havoc in the state and to curb the outspread of the virus board had to cancel the remaining exams. Students who appeared for not more than two exams were marked on the average of the highest-scoring subject, and those who appeared for three or more than three were marked on the basis of the highest marks obtained in any three subjects. Not just this, their marks were also calculated based on the internal assessment and practicals.

Earlier, the class 10 board exam was scheduled to held from May 4 to June 7. Well, after hearing this news, many students must be beaming with joy as this decision has given a big relief not just to students but also to the parents.

Apart from CBSE several state boards have either cancelled or preponed the exams including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, among others.

As soon as this decision was announced several politicians and political parties including Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress hailed PM Modi's decision to postpone the exams.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv