CBSE Board Exam 2022 Cancellation: Parents, Students in Delhi raise concerns about 10th, 12th Exams as COVID Cases Surge

CBSE Board 10th and 12th Exam 2022 Cancellation: With new COVID-19 cases crossing 1000 mark per day in Delhi-NCR, parents and students have raised concerns about CBSE Board Exam 2022 that are scheduled to start from 26th April. Will CBSE cancel the board exams? Get Details Here.

Published On: Apr 21, 2022 14:22 IST
CBSE Board Exam 2022 Cancellation
CBSE Board Exam 2022 Cancellation

CBSE Board 10th and 12th Exam 2022 Cancellation: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10, 12 Board exams 2022 for Term 2 will begin in a few days. The authorities have also released the CBSE board exam 2022 admit card. Amid all these, many students, and parents are demanding for cancelling the board exams due to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases. 

Many experts have repeatedly mentioned that the cases are largely mild and hospitalization remains low, parents and students are still worried. Students and parents have taken to Twitter with their demands for cancelling the board exams and following MCQ pattern, home centres and other alternative routes. 

The recent reports of COVID-19 coming from schools have now raised challenges for both the government and the administration. Recently, Delhi Government and DDMA have refused to shut the schools in capital. Instead, DDMA has reintroduced mask mandate and asked for suggestions regarding SOPs for schools in the changing situation. 

1000+ Fresh COVID Cases in Delhi

In the last one week, Delhi and its surrounding satellite towns of Noida, Gurugram and Faridabad have reported rapid surge in COVID-19 cases. In fact, nearly after 40 days, the count of fresh COVID-19 cases crossed 1000 mark. On 20th April, the national capital reported 1009 fresh cases reported. On similar lines, Haryana has also seen an up-tick in the number of COVID-19 cases at 361 fresh cases. The rapid rise of cases coincides with the start of the CBSE Board Exam 2022 from 26th July.

Although majority of the COVID-19 cases being reported now in Delhi and NCR are of mild nature with very few patients requiring hospitalizations, many parents and students are not convinced with this argument. Urging the Board to prioritize safety of the students, they have called for cancellation of CBSE Board Term 2 Exam 2022.

Delhi Just the Start, Cases May Rise Nationally Soon, say PArents

Citing safety concerns for their children, a parent had noted that in all three prior waves of COVID, the cases initially were reported from major cities like Delhi and its surrounding Noida and Gurugram and soon they spread across the country. Given the infectious nature of the virus, it is imperative that holding CBSE Term 2 Exams amid such sharp rise in COVID-19 cases may lead to infections among the students during the exam.

What if Student Contracts COVID mid-Exam?

Another group of parents have said that the future of the student might be jeopardized if they contract the virus mid exam, after appearing for the first few papers. Citing concerns over travel to the exam centre, parents have said that with candidates required to travel to the exam centre and share the same space with other students, it is highly likely that they might contract the virus. On similar lines, a few parents have also highlighted lapse in the precautionary guidelines and SOPs prescribed for schools and exam centres, which had led to identification of COVID-19 cases on school campuses recently.

Will CBSE cancel 10th and 12th Board Exams?

While parents and students have raised valid concerns regarding safety and health, it is highly unlikely that CBSE Board cancels the Term 1 Exams. With all preparations completed, CBSE 10th and 12th Board Exams 2022 will commence from 26th April and is likely to be held without any delay. The board has consulted several academic as well as health experts, who have recommended that exams be held as per schedule. However, schools and exam centres have been directed to be more vigilant and ensure strict compliance of COVID-19 precautionary measures and guidelines. Experts have also asked parents to help students remain calm and relaxed ahead of the exam and guide them to be more responsible towards their own safety.

Also Read: CBSE Board Term 2 Exam 2022: Delhi-NCR Schools Worried about increase in COVID Cases, Students Seek Cancellation

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