J&K govt cancels pending class 11, 12 exams


Jammu: As a precautionary measure in view of the COVID pandemic, UT Government on Wednesday cancelled all the pending class XI and XII exams in summer zones of Jammu division.

“In view of the safety and well being of students due to COVID pandemic, all pending JKBOSE examinations session 2020-21 (Regular/Private) for final exams of class XI and XII across JKUT for which examination/results are awaited, are cancelled,’’ tweeted the office of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

“The details procedure for publishing results along with a scheme of marking will be completed by JKBOSE shortly,’’ it added.

The decision comes days after CBSE had cancelled the Class XII exams across the country.

The J&K Board of School Education had announced class XII annual exams in summer zones of Jammu from April 1 and the candidates had appeared in three of the five papers in all the three streams of Science, Commerce and Arts when administration announced lockdown in view of the second wave of COVID pandemic.

Sources said that last year also they had given proportionate marking for class XII students on the basis of marks obtained by them in  papers for which exams were already held by the Board.

Like last year, no exam could be conducted for class XI this time as well. However, proportionate marking for Class XI students was done on the basis of marks obtained by them in their internal assessment that time, sources added.