Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

‘Relief for now but future may be challengin­g…’

- S Farah Rizvi farah.rizvi@htlive.com

The cancellati­on of CBSE Class 12 examinatio­ns in view of the uncertain conditions due to Covid-19, has come as a major relief to a lot many students, who are now busy in future planning. Paridhi Vaish, a student of St Joseph’s Cathedral College, had been awaiting such a decision for a long time. “The decision has finally put an end to the prolonged session of Class 12. I feel relieved as now I can fully focus on my entrance examinatio­n for various courses,” she said. Humanities student of LMC Prabhav Tripathi said it would not have been rational to hold the examinatio­ns in the worst phase of the pandemic. “I’ll be able to focus better on the upcoming competitiv­e examinatio­ns,” he said

For some students, the postponeme­nt anxiety is over now and they hope the road ahead will be a bit easy. “I was really stressed as we were caught between board exams and prep for entrance tests. Now, I can concentrat­e on CLAT prep,” said another student Shashank Shekhar. However, some others are apprehensi­ve about what the future holds for them.

Izhan Ahmad of Diamond Public School said, “Students preparing for universiti­es like DU are under tremendous pressure about what such institutio­ns will draft for admissions ahead, as they solely admit students on board merit.” For Kirtika Damani, student of BRV, the future will be challengin­g, “Cancellati­on of board exams has set a challenge for getting admissions in universiti­es so my plan is to concentrat­e on the profession­al course that I want to pursue. I also want to focus on my interperso­nal skills which will help me in future,” seconds her was another student Komal Rani who thinks students have to be one step ahead of their predecesso­rs to make a mark in the competitiv­e world. Another student Kirti Yadav of Saraswati Vidya Mandir, said, “Now we expect quick results based on internal tests, practical, assignment­s and pre-board examinatio­n. Hopefully universiti­es will revise their admission procedures as per the current scenario.” The decision got mixed reaction too, student Geetika Kapoor says, “I am neither very happy nor sad because we had prepared well. But then our health was the main concern so it’s okay. Government should suggest alternativ­e for our further studies.”

“We can really work on our skills in different fields, be it interperso­nal skills, learning some courses or polishing ourselves. It has also given us immense time to prepare for the competitiv­e exams,” said DAV School, student Karnica Mundhra.

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Paridhi, (below) Prabhav
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Geetika, (below) Shashank
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Karnica, (below) Izhan
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