Amid rising cases of the coronavirus, a section of students and teachers are demanding to cancel the exams.

While the exams are to begin from April 26 onwards, with less than a week to go, are these demands valid?

Going by the rules, there are chances that in case of a high number of coronavirus infections the board’s second term exams might be pushed back or even cancelled.

Board had said that if there is another wave of the covid-19 pandemic, then the final result will be computed based on term 1 exams, and internal assessment.

If this happens, it would not be the first time. In 2021, the board could not hold any exams due to the pandemic.

In 2020 as well, the exams had to be stopped mid-way because of the first wave of the covid-19 pandemic.

It was after huge disruptions in its examination and assessment system that CBSE had decided to go with not one but two exams for the 2022 batch.

Even though currently the covid-19 situation is not that severe, many students and academicians want the cancelation of term 2 exams.