NIOS Cancels Class 10 Exams, Postpones Boards for Class 12. National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has cancelled the public exams of NIOS 10th 2021. The theory and practical both exams of Class 10 stands cancelled. Along with this, the institute has announced that NIOS 12th exam 2021 have been postponed. Earlier, both classes exams were scheduled to be held in June 2021. The decision came after students’ long-pending demand to cancel both class 10 and 12 exams.
The official NIOS tweets says, “Dear Learners, The Public Exam in Theory & Practical of Secondary courses scheduled in June 2021 are hereby cancelled and the Public Exam in Theory & Practical of Senior Secondary & Vocational courses scheduled in June 2021 are hereby postponed till further order.”
The decision to cancel and postpone NIOS 10th and 12th board exam 2021 is made in view of the prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic. The NIOS is keeping a close watch on the situation and it will be reviewed by June 20, 2021. Students will be intimated regarding examinations through an official notification 15 days before the exam date.
The new dates for the postponed class 12 exams are not announced yet. For class 10 students, NIOS will devise a “suitable criteria for assessment” and prepare the result. Since NIO is an open school and classes are imparted in distance mode the continuous assessment mode will not be applicable here which is being adopted by other boards. NIOs said that it will opt for a mode of assessment which is in the “best interest of learners”.