The Uttar Pradesh Class 12 board exam 2021 has been cancelled by the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma announced on Thursday. Earlier, the intermediate examination was postponed till mid-July. "The state government has cancelled the Uttar Pradesh Intermediate Board Examinations 2021 for class 12," he said.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, which was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who is in charge of the secondary education department. As per reports, Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal said that the "UP Board Class 12 examination has been cancelled."
About 26 lakh candidates have registered for the 12th board examination in the state. The UP board exam for Class 10 was cancelled in the state last month, after which about 30 lakh candidates, who had registered, were promoted to Class 11.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, several state boards have cancelled the Class 12 exams after the central government decided to cancel CBSE Class 12 board examinations on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing that the decision was taken in the interest of students and the worries of students, parents, and teachers must end.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has directed the CBSE and CISCE to ensure on record objective criteria for evaluation of marks in two weeks.
A bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari told Attorney General KK Venugopal and Advocate JK Das that the CISCE had been asked to record the K K Venugopal and advocate JK Das to place on record the parameters in two weeks. "We are happy that the government has decided to cancel the 12th board exams, but we want the objective criteria set for the assessment of marks to be laid before us," said the bench.