Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has informed that CBSE Board exams for Class 10th will not be held this year and that students will be promoted on the basis of an internal assignment. It also mentioned that the results of Class Xth Board will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. This announcement has been made in view of surge in COVID-19 cases in the country and also after the high-level meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting was attended by Pokhriyal, Education Secretary, and other government officials. States like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra have already postponed the board exams in view of the deteriorating Covid-19 situation.