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CBSE may conduct pending board exams in May end

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Keeping the COVID-19 outbreak in view, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed the exams for class 10 and 12.

According to report, the pending CBSE Class 10 and 12 board exams will likely be held May-end if the lockdown ends on schedule.

CBSE exam controller Sanyam Bhardwaj said, “If the lockdown ends by 3 May, we will start the evaluation process four days after that, and then release the date-sheet for the pending board exams for classes 10 and 12 after 10 days”.

The official also said the information was conveyed to principals of schools and were also told to be ready for an end-of-May date for the remaining exams.

“Because of the lockdown in the country, everything will have to happen with the MHA’s permission,” Bhardwaj added.

“If the MHA grants permission and the lockdown is lifted by 3 May, we will start mobilising our resources and get done with the evaluation and pending exams. In the scenario that the lockdown is not lifted on May 3, we will have to wait for the next date,” he said.

The social-distancing rules that began to be implemented in March to check the spread of Covid-19 forced the CBSE to halt Class 10 and 12 board exams midway as schools and colleges around the country shut down.

In April, the board decided that exams will only be held in 29 of the over 50 subjects whose assessment was affected. However, conducting the limited number of exams has also become a challenge for the board on account of the extended lockdown, which was earlier supposed to end 14 April.

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