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CBSE to conduct class 10 & 12 exams for only 29 main subjects: MHRD

April 2, 2020

As per the latest notification, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the class 10 and 12 examinations only for 29 main subjects that are important for promotion and admission to higher classes. The Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted, “As & when the Board is in a position to hold examinations, it shall conduct examinations for the 29 subjects by giving adequate notice.”

He added, “For rest of the subjects, CBSE will not hold board exams and instructions for their marking, assessment will be issued soon.” The exams were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The press release issued by the Board also said that for classes 1 to 8, all students studying in classes 1 to 8 maybe promoted to the next class/grade while for for classes 9 and 11, the schools that were unable to complete the exam has been advised to promote students of these grades on the basis of all the school-based assessments including project work, periodic tests, term exams, etc. conducted so far. For classes 10 and 12 board exam, “it is difficult for the Board to decide and announce the new schedule for examinations. However, it is informed that any decision that the board will take with regard to the conduct of examinations will be taken by undertaking extensive consultation with higher education authorities and by keeping all aspects related to entrance exams, admissions dates, etc. in mind. In this context, it is further informed that the Board will give notice of about 10 days to all stakeholders before starting the Board examinations.”

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