In the wake of COVID-19 crisis, Punjab government has cancelled the class 10th exams and promoted students based on their performance in pre-Board exams.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said “Class X students under Punjab School Education Board will not have to take any exams and will be promoted on basis of their performance in pre-Board exams.”
The state government has also decided to promote students from classes 5th to 9th for the safety.
The CM also said “The state government has decided to promote all students of Classes V to X under Punjab School Education system to next class without any examination.”
Earlier, several other states had decided to promote the students owing to the Coronavirus outbreak situation in the state.
Many entrance exams were postponed or cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, the HRD Ministry announced the fresh dates for exams of class 10th and 12th students under the Central Board of Secondary Education Board which were postponed.
Over 62 thousand people were tested positive in the country.