Gujarat govt cancels state board exams for Class 12 students

The Gujarat government has cancelled the state board exams for Class 12 students. This decision has been taken at the state cabinet meeting held today in Gandhinagar. Announcing this decision, the state Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that this decision has been taken following the cancellation of CBSE Class 12th examination.

Mr. Chudasama said that a decision about conducting exams for Class 10 and Class 12 repeater students would be taken shortly. He said that the decision has been taken keeping in view the larger interest of more than 6 lakh students of Class 12th during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, the Gujarat State Higher Secondary Education Board had announced the dates for Class 12th board examinations from July 1 to July 16. However, the examination has been cancelled soon after the central government’s decision to cancel the Class 12 board exams of CBSE.