The CBSE class X, XII board exams coming up in the beginning of March has been postponed due to elections coming up in five states. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Monday that the Class X and XII board exams will begin from March 9.
Usually the CBSE board exams start from March 1 but this year, the exam schedules have been rescheduled to begin from the 9th of March; a day after last polling scheduled in some constituencies of Uttar Pradesh and Manipur.
“The board exams of Class 10 and 12 will start from March 9 in view of the state assembly elections in Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Voting is scheduled in some constituencies of Uttar Pradesh and Manipur on March 8,” said a CBSE spokesperson.
“We have made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers and ensure that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test are done with the CBSE examinations before these entrance exams,” added the spokesperson.
“Around 16.67 lakh students will appear for board exams which would end on April 10 and April 29 for Class 10 and Class 12, respectively” said the report in Hindustan Times.
Here is the complete exam schedules.