NEW DELHI: Due to the upcoming Assembly elections in five states that shall commence from 4 February, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to postpone the board examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 to 9 March, a day after the last leg of polling is scheduled.
“The board has given careful consideration to the situation before postponing the exams by a week which will now allow the students to get more time for preparation and ensure uninterrupted sequence of examinations,”a statement released by the CBSE said.
The CBSE class X examinations, in which 16,67,573 students are expected to appear, would end on 10 April. Class XII annual examinations, for which 10,98,420 students are expected to appear, would go on till 29 April.
On March 8, voting is scheduled in some constituencies of Uttar Pradesh and Manipur.
The CBSE also said it has made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers and ensure that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams.
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination is also mulling to postpone exams for the ICSE Class 10 and ISC Class 12 exams, according to Times Now. However, there is no official word yet from the council
CBSE exams usually begin on 1 March and the results are declared in the third week of May.