"Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered the cancellation of 12th board exam conducted by CHSE this year keeping in view the pandemic situation,” said CMO.
“Students life is more important than exam,” it added quoting the Chief Minister as saying.
The Chief Minister has also directed the CHSE to formulate a suitable criterion to award marks to plus II students within a stipulated time frame.
Earlier on June 1, the Union Government announced the cancellation of the CBSE and CISCE class XII exams this year.
Following the Centre’s decision, more states called off their board exams, a few others said they will take a call soon.
Many states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have cancelled the Class XII board exams this year.