HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Friday announced that the remaining CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 exams would be conducted from July 1 to July 15. He extended his good wishes to all the students appearing for the examinations. He clarified that only the exams of 29 main papers will be conducted. This development comes three days after Nishank declared that no further examination will be held for CBSE Class 10 students in the country barring for students of North East Delhi. However, the exact schedule of the exams is yet to be released by the CBSE.
लंबे समय से #CBSE की 10वीं और 12वीं की बची हुई परीक्षाओं की तिथि का इंतज़ार था, आज इन परीक्षाओं की तिथि 1.07.2020 से 15.07.2020 के बीच में निश्चित कर दी गई है। मैं इस परीक्षा में भाग लेने वाले सभी विद्यार्थियों को अपनी शुभकामनाएं देता हूँ।@HRDMinistry @PIB_India @DDNewslive pic.twitter.com/NVexiKgVA1— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 8, 2020
Earlier, the CBSE reiterated its decision of conducting the Class 10 and 12 examinations. In its circular dated April 1, 2020, the Board stated that it was unable to conduct exams on 8 days across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic while exams could not be held on 4 days in North East Delhi District due to the communal riots. Thereafter, the CBSE observed that it would conduct exams only for main subjects required for promotion and admission in higher educational institutions. It elaborated that only the Class 10 students in North East Delhi will have to write the exam for 6 subjects.
The Press Release dated 01.04.2020 regarding Class X/XII exams is again shared here for information please https://t.co/7Wn4ZcC3vy@DrRPNishank @HRDMinistry @PIB_India @OfficeOfSDhotre @DDNewslive @PTI_News @AkashvaniAIR— CBSE HQ (@cbseindia29) April 29, 2020
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