The Rajasthan government on Wednesday decided to postpone the class 10 and 12 state board exams. The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) was also asked to promote the class 8, 9 and 10 students to the next classes without holding final exams.
After considering the second wave of COVID-19, the authorities made the decisions, said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. He discussed this with Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra and concluded to postpone the class 10 and 12 exams. Rajasthan class 10 and 12 board exams were to be conducted from May 2021, while the final exams for class 7, 8, and 9 were scheduled for April 2021.
The government had already promoted classes 1 to 5 without conducting final exams. A statement from the board said that students who have been promoted to the next academic year would receive their passing certificates from 10 May 2021 through their schools. The government had earlier announced promotion without exam for classes 1 to 5.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also cancelled the class 10 exam and postponed the class 12 exam to beyond mid-June. Many other states like Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Odisha, and Bihar have postponed the class 10 and 12th board exams due to a sudden rise in COVID-19 cases.