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West Bengal class XII exam as per schedule, class XI exam cancelled

April 30, 2021

The West Bengal Higher Secondary (class –XII) examinations of 2021 will be held as per schedule but students will write the examinations sitting in their own institutions, according to Mahua Das, president, West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education on Friday.

The 2021 Higher Secondary Examinations are scheduled to commence on June 15 and continue till July 2.

The council is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation in the state and students will be informed beforehand if there is further change in the decision.

“The Covid-19 situation will be closely monitored and any further decision or change in this regard will be informed beforehand to all,” the council said.

In the previous years the students appearing in Higher Secondary examinations were allotted seats in other institutions where the candidates would sit and write the tests.

The decision to conduct the tests at “home venues” has been taken in view of the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

The timing of the class XII board examination has been changed as well. The exams will be held between 12noon and 3.15 pm instead of 10am and 1.15 pm as it was announced earlier, the council said.

 The council, however, today announced that the class XI annual examinations which are also slated in June have been cancelled in view of the current pandemic situation.

The council today directed heads of all Higher Secondary schools to promote all class XI students to class XII.

The schools have been asked to ensure that the students are taught all the topics of class XI reduced syllabus, which are related to the class XII board examinations within the first quarter of class XII.

Also read: Odisha government cancels class X board exams

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