West Bengal (WB) 2020 Board Examinations for Class 10 (Madhyamik) have begun today. According to reports, about 10.15 lakh students will be appearing for WB Class 10 examinations, which will be conducted in 2,839 examination centres across the state by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE).
Out of the 10.15 lakh candidates appearing for the examinations, 56 percent have been reported to be female, which is the highest number in recent times.
As per WBBSE, the Class 12 (Uccha Madhyamik) board exams are scheduled to be held from March 12, 2020, to March 27, 2020.
To make the exam preparation fair and stress-free for students, the WB Pollution Control Board has imposed a ban on the use of loudspeakers in residential areas and around educational institutions. According to the state Pollution Board, the decision has been taken to provide a study-oriented environment to the students.
In a similar move, the UP board has launched an anti-noise helpline with the help of UP police to help the students prepare for their exams in a noise-free environment.