The Punjab State Government has decided to cancel class 12 board exams on Monday, 21 June 2021. State officials made this decision due to constraints regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation. After considering all factors concerned for conducting the examinations in such a crisis and understanding the hardships students and their parents faced, the government has called off the class 12 board exams.
Due to the cancellation of the Punjab class 12 board examination, the State Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla has stated that the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) will declare the class 12 board exam results will follow the 2021 evaluation pattern which has been set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Punjab Class 12 Board Exam Pattern
The PSEB will draft class 12 results based on the weightage of marks from class 10 to class 12. The following table is a summary of the pattern being adopted for the declaration of class 12 board results.
|Average of theory components of the best 3 performing subjects out of 5 in Class 10||30%|
|Marks obtained in pre-boards and practical examination in Class 12||30%|
|Marks obtained in pre-boards, practical examination and internal assessment in Class 12||40%|
Note: In case of change in course stream after class 12, the board will formulate results based on the weightage of class 10 and class 12 performance only, as mentioned in the above table.
The PSEB class 12 boards examination has around 3,08,000 students enrolled in 2021-22. Additionally, these students are educated under government, aided, and private schools within the state. Thus, the State Education Minister expressed that it was unfeasible for the board to conduct class 12 board exams owing to the challenges posed by the pandemic.