The pending examinations for Class 10 and 12 would be held after assessing the situation at the end of the lockdown, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said on Wednesday. The board’s assertion follows reports that Class 10 exams may be canceled.
The several States had suggested cancellation of these exams and the use of internal assessment performance to allot grades instead. These issues were raised in Tuesday’s meeting of State Education Ministers with the Union Human Resource Development Minister.
The pending exams include 12 core subject papers for Class 12 students across the country. Class 10 students in most parts of the country have no exams left. However, in northeastern Delhi, where exams were postponed due to the violence in February, Class 10 students still have six subjects pending, while Class 12 students have an additional 11 papers left.
CBSE says pending Class 10, 12 CBSE exams to be held after assessing situation post-COVID-19 lockdown, assures adequate time will be given before tests
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting all remaining examinations of 29 subjects for Class 10 and Class 12 students after assessing the situation once the coronavirus lockdown is lifted.
CBSE exams clarified that adequate time of around 10 days will be given to all stakeholders before starting the examinations.
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In a tweet, earlier in the day, CBSE said: “Recently there has been a lot of speculation regarding 10th CBSE Board exams. It is reiterated that the board’s decision to take board CBSE exams for 29 subjects of Class 10 and 12, stands the same as mentioned in circular dated 1.4.20.”
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had urged the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry to cancel the pending exams for Class 10 and 12 and promote students on the basis of internal examinations.
For Class 12 students of Delhi’s northeast region where exams had stalled due to the violence that broke out in February, subjects like English (elective and core), Economics, Mathematics, Biology, History, and Political Science too are to be assessed.