HOW THE CANCELLATION OF CBSE BOARD EXAMS AFFECT THE FUTURE OF STUDENTS?
After thinking a lot, there was a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Education Minister and top officiers on 14th April, 2021 after which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced that CBSE Class 10th Board Exams 2021 are cancelled. CBSE Class 12th Board Exams 2021 have been postponed. It is due to the second wave of COVID. Exam dates for class 12th will be declared 15 days before the conducting the exams
WHAT WILL BE THE BASIS FOR EVALUATION BY CBSE?
The result of class 10th CBSE for the academic year 2020‐2021 will be declared on the basis of objectives set by the board. An assessment scheme consisting of some set of rules will be created by CBSE for objective criterion. More updates will be given on the official website of CBSE – www.cbse.gov.in .
Now, the question comes isWHAT ABOUT THE STUDENTS WHO WILL NOT BE SATISFIED WITH THEIR RESULT?
Unsatisfactory, students can appear at the optional CBSE 10th Board exams later, when conducted in future, in case conditions will be better.
IS THE CANCELLATION RIGHT OR NOT?
From Student’s point of view‐ The cancellation of delayed Board exams is not a permanent solution in the long term. This cancellation can’t be a solution as the Board has cancelled the examination this year but what if this situation continues? So, instead of cancellation, the Board could have thought of some other alternative. There are many options to test the intelligence of the students like interviews, assignments. Also, we can think of something new according to the current situation as the situation is demanding right now. Because, no one would have thought about this pandemic situation and we can’t predict how much time will it last for. Now, just think of the students who really worked hard for the exams and also they had mentally prepared themselves in spite of studying in online mode, they had worked really very hard. Most probably, students work hard for their final examination even if they score low in half‐yearly and pre‐boards. So, this cancellation will be like a compromise for the meritorious students and hence they are depressed from this decision. But, it has another aspect also, as we all know, the syllabus was reduced by 30% due to the online mode of study but still, there are some students who didn’t prepare for their Board exams, it is a good news for them and why are the Board exams conducted? Board exam provides a fair and equal chance to every students’ intellect and intelligence. So, is the basis of evaluation right? Is the cancellation of Boards right? What do you think? From this pandemic’s point of view‐ If we see from the point of view of this pandemic situation, we really can’t ignore this situation and from the point of view of this pandemic, I think it was necessary for our well‐being. As we know, this new strain of noble Corona virus is affecting youngsters the most and it is proved, according to a new report, this new wave of COVID is mainly targeting young people as most of the cases reported is of youngsters under 20 years of age. That’s why, seriously, it was left with nothing but this choice only. Of course, examination is always good for the evaluation. If we look at the current situation, it is good to give results on the basis of objective criterion. So, from this point of view, it’s really a sensible decision.
AFFECT OF THE CANCELLATION OF BOARDS ON THE FUTURE OF STUDENTS
Now, the scenario is‐ Students are taking their studies for granted. Because, we all know that the government has told to pass all the students and give promotion for their next class. Even the hard working students are not very serious about their studies as the studies are going in online mode and so the exams are. We all know about the online mode of examination; students use unfair means to pass and so the students think if all will get approximately same marks then why should we pay much attention? Even after all these things, there are students for whom their studies is everything. So, they are paying attention towards their studies and they are also learning new skills online, which is really appreciable and they will be benefited by it in future. But what about the future of students who are taking admission in the college this year? Many students go to college after 10th Boards for their higher studies and they are admitted on the basis of marks obtained in their 10th Boards. So, it may be that many deserving candidates will not be able to take admission in the college which they deserve. So, it may affect their future in the long term.
However, we must make sure that this pandemic should not have any negative impact on the health of students’. As we all know “Health is wealth.”
SOME KEY POINTS FOR THE STUDENTS DURING THIS PANDEMIC SITUATION.
Students should not be depressed. Stay motivated and always keep in mind that this was not the last chance to prove yourself, you’ll get many opportunities in life to prove yourself. Give your best, after all what happens is only for good. Set t=0 and get back to your work, don’t waste your time.