CBSE Class X, XII exams from March 9

Keeping in view the upcoming Assembly elections in five states that are starting from 4th February, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to postpone the board examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 to 9th March, a day after the last leg of polling is conducted.

The CBSE Class 10 examinations, in which 16,67,573 students are expected to appear, would end on 10th April.

Class 12 annual examinations, for which 10,98,420 students are expected to appear, would go on till 29th April.

On 8th March, voting is scheduled in some constituencies of Uttar Pradesh and Manipur.

“The board has given careful consideration to the situation before postponing the exams by a week which will now allow the students to get more time for preparation and ensure uninterrupted sequence of examinations,” a statement released by the CBSE said.

The CBSE also said it has made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers and ensure that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams.


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