HRD Minister: CBSE exams to be held after lockdown

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HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

During a webinar held on social media platform by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ to dispel doubts about school education during the lockdown period, the minister said CBSE exams will be conducted after lockdown.

CBSE was in the middle of conducting board examinations this year when the coronavirus crisis struck and exams had to be postponed until after lockdown period.

The Board had, in the beginning of April, had clarified its stance on conducting board examinations and said that while class 10 pending exams will not be held, for class 12 exams only for main subjects will be held.

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List of subjects for which exams will be held, has already been shared by CBSE.

The HRD minister also appealed to the parents that while they should not force students to study the entire time, they should also make sure that students are ready to appear for the exam as and when it is held.

He added that proper precaution will be taken to maintain the safety of students at this time.

Over board exam results he said that arrangement is being made to begin evaluation for board exam answer sheets. For subjects in which exam will no longer be conducted, grade/mark would be awarded on the basis of internal assessment, he added.

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