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Class 12 board exams have been postponed and class 10 board exams cancelled for students of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), following widescale protest against conducting exams amid the surge in COVID-19 cases.

This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting on Wednesday with Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and key officials to discuss the issue of CBSE board exams.

The Prime Minister reiterated that the well being of the students has to be the top priority for the Government. He also stated that the Centre would keep in mind the best interests of the students and ensure that their health is taken care of at the same time their academic interests are not harmed.

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For class 10, results will be prepared on basis of objective criterion developed, said the Ministry of Education. Authorities will review the situation after June 1 for holding for CBSE class 12 board exams and students will be notified at least 15 days’ before the exams.

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Class 10 and 12 exams are set to begin from May 4 amid demand by some leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab CM Capt Amrinder Singh, Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra that they be cancelled amid an alarming rise in the COVID-19 cases across the country.

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