Delhi govt cancels Class IX, XI exams

Delhi govt cancels Class IX, XI exams

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia conveyed these key decisions pertaining to promotion policy in grades IX and XI, as well as admission policy in grades VI and IX.

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It was hence declared that in the face of IX and XI examinations being cancelled in Delhi.

Students will therefore be promoted based on the marks obtained in mid-term examinations. Additionally, admission process in Delhi Government Schools for grade VI to IX will begin from June 22 onwards.  Sisodia, along with officials of Directorate of Education took major decisions with respect to the promotion and admission policy in Delhi.

Sisodia stated that while students in grade VIII were promoted without any hassle due to the no-detention policy but roadblocks in the promotion of students in IX and XI needed to be curbed. Annual Examinations in IX and XI which were supposed to be administered from April 12 onwards were cancelled by the Delhi Government, keeping in mind the safety and security of students.

Sisodia announced that:

  1. Private Schools which have already conducted their annual assessments can follow guidelines postulated by the Directorate of Education with regards to promotion policy and declare their result.
  2. For schools that did not conduct any mid-term examination or students who were not able to take all mid-term papers will be assessed based on the average of the marks obtained in best two performing subjects out of five main subjects. This policy will be implemented in all Govt. and Private Schools.
  3. Annual Result of classes IX & XI in all Govt. Schools will be declared on 22nd June 2021. No student will be called to school instead, students will receive their result online or via a phone call or whatsapp.
  4. All such students who gave their mid-term in only one subject or were unable to give their mid-term exam in any subject and students who did not receive minimum qualifying marks will be eligible for re-assessment. These students will be assessed through Assignments/Projects/School Based Tests etc. for the promotion to the next higher class. No additional physical or online assessment will be conducted for these students.

Further, Sisodia provided information regarding admission policy of VI to IX grades. He said: “Similar to the admission process conducted last year, admissions to Delhi Government schools will be held online. Parents or candidates can register their children or themselves online from 11th June onwards until 30th of June. Admissions will begin from 5th July onwards, based on the registration of students. Students who are unable to register in the given date will be legible to register in the second admission cycle which will begin from 23rd July until 6th August 2021.”