'On how many counts does Government of India intend to play with the future of India's youth?' Congress MP Rahul Gandhi asked.
'There is a need for a clear communication from the HRD (Education) Ministry in terms of examinations across the country,' Shiv Sena's chief spokesperson Arvind Sawant said.
PMK founder S Ramadoss on Saturday demanded that CBSE board examinations for classes 10 and 12, scheduled from May 4, be cancelled in view of increasing Covid cases.
According to the revised date sheet for CBSE board exams 2021, the Class 10 exams would be held between May 4 and June 7 and those for Class 12 would be held between May 4 and June 15.
School managements and teachers have approached the State government with an appeal to reopen the educational institutions.
The Delhi High Court said it was not inclined to direct the government to fully or partially waive the exam fees and saw no reason to entertain the petition.
These board exams are usually held in February and March, but this year their schedule has been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Varsha Gaikwad also denied reports that Std 10th examination has been canceled due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the state.
As against the usual norm of conducting it in the month of March, the exams are scheduled to be held from May 3 to 21, this year, and over eight lakh students are expected to appear.
The accused allegedly destroyed evidence in the form of used answer sheets of learners who appeared in the examination and unused answer sheets of absent learners.
Das suggested that students should divide their study time in sessions and prepare accordingly.
The situation has gone bad to worse in 67 high schools where both PCM and CBZ posts are lying vacant.
According to the schedule, the SSC academic course board exams will commence on May 17 with the First Language paper and will conclude on May 22 with the social studies.
According to CBSE officials, the exam schedule was prepared based on the Centre’s calendar in which Eid-ul-Fitr holiday falls on May 14.
The Directorate of School Education (DSE) also increased the duration of the board exams by half an hour from 2 hours and 45 minutes to 3 hours and 15 minutes