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HRD ministry directs CBSE to promote students from Class I to VIII

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Amid coronavirus lockdown across the country, the Human Resource Development minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal has asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) authorities from class one to class eight to promote all students.

The minister has also said students of class 9 and 11 should be promoted on school-based assessments conducted so far and class nine and 11 students who are not promoted this time can appear in school-based tests online or offline.

Pokhriyal also said the CBSE will conduct class 10 and 12 examinations for only 29 main subjects which are crucial for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions.

Final exams in schools are usually held in the month of February and March and the new session usually begins in April. However, at present all schools have been closed for a substantial period of time.

“Have advised CBSE to conduct board exams only for 29 main subjects that are required for promotion and crucial for university admissions. Whenever CBSE is in a position to hold board exams, it shall conduct for 29 subjects by giving adequate notice. For rest of the subjects, CBSE will not hold board exams and instructions for their marking, assessment will be issued soon,’ he said.

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