Ending the uncertainty over the CBSE Class 12 board exams, a high-level review held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday decided to cancel the examinations conducted by CBSE due to the Covid-19 situation across the country much to the relief of lakhs of students and their parents as well as teachers. The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, a private board that conducts the Class 12 ISC exams, followed suit.

The “cancelboardexams” hashtag which had been trending on Twitter for a fortnight gave way to the “boardexamscancelled” chorus within minutes of the announcement.

Prime Minister Modi stressed that the health and safety of students are of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect. He also said that in today’s time, such exams cannot be the reason to put our youth at risk.

Advocate Mamata Sharma who is fighting the case seeking cancellation of class 12 exams in the Supreme Court welcomed the decision by the government and said that she will raise concerns of state board students in the next hearing scheduled on June 3. “Now on Thursday hearing will request the Hon’ble Apex Court to pass similar directions for all state boards”. She added that she will also ask the SC “to specify a date by which result would be declared to ensure the result is not delayed further”

With the ISC CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021 now cancelled, the students are also wondering when the results for these exams will be announced. Advocate Mamta Sharma who filed the petition in the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the CISCE CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021, tweeted from her Twitter account that she will request the apex court to specify a date for the declaration of the results. Her tweet said, “On 03rd June will request Hon’ble Apex Court to specify a date by which result would be declared to ensure result is not delayed further.” Incidentally, the hearing of the plea that was submitted by Sharma has been adjourned till Thursday.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had recently asked the PM to adapt a “uniform national policy for examinations like the Standard XII boards to not impact the kids’ future.”

Since the announcement on Tuesday evening, the netizens are celebrating the decision and have flooded social media platforms with hilarious memes. 

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