Class X exams have been canceled, and class XII exams have been postponed until June 1, 2021, due to the prevalent COVID-19 situation.
Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases nationally, students and parents had urged the government to cancel the upcoming board exams for X and XII. Many students took to social media to highlight how other countries are dealing with the current COVID-19 condition. They opined that the examinations could be held online.
Though government and education boards claimed that the examinations would be carried out according to strict COVID-19 guidelines and precautions would be taken, students and parents were not convinced and wanted the examinations to be canceled. Hashtags #CancelBoardExams2021 and #CancelBoards2021 began to trend on Twitter.