Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) Class 10th and 12th board examinations 2021 have been cancelled in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was taken during a meeting of the State Council of Ministers chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

The Board will release the new evaluation criteria soon.

Taking to Twitter, Minister of State for primary and secondary education Govind Singh Dotasra wrote, “In view of the fears of the third wave of COVID-19, it has been decided to cancel the class 10 and 12 board examinations of Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education during the meeting of Rajasthan Council of Ministers today in the interest of students. A decision regarding marking will be taken soon.”

The cancellation decision follows the CBSE’s decision to cancel Class 12th board exam in a review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand government and Madhya Pradesh government decided to cancel Class 12 state board examinations amid prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state, reports Hindustan Times.