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COVID-19: CBSE to Hold Class 10 & 12 Exams For Important Subjects

CBSE said that it will announce dates for exams to 29 subjects only when it is in a position to do so.

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The Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday 1 April, said that it will conduct examinations for only main subjects that will be required for promotion and may be crucial for admissions in higher educational institutions.

Meanwhile, pending CBSE class 10 and 12 examinations in foreign countries will not be conducted in light of the pandemic, and an alternate system will be worked out and declared.

In a statement, CBSE said that out of several remaining papers, only 29 will be held, while adding that rules for self-assessment of the exams that won’t be conducted will be communicated at a later date.

According to the CBSE, class 10 board examinations for only six subjects will be held in Northeast Delhi, which includes

  • Hindi Course A
  • Hindi Course B
  • English Comm
  • English Language and Literature
  • Science
  • Social Science.

These were among many examinations cancelled in Northeast Delhi , where large-scale violence took over 50 lives.

No Remaining Class X Exams Across India

However, CBSE will not conduct any remaining exam for class X across India as examinations for important subjects now listed by the board had already been conducted.

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List of Class 12 Exams Across India

For Class XII Board examinations across India, CBSE will only conduct examinations for the 12 subjects. Other than these subjects, no other remaining paper will be conducted across India for Class XII. The include, Business Studies, Geography, Hindi (Elective), Hindi, Home Science, Sociology, Computer Science (Old), Computer Science (New), Information Practice (Old), Information Practice (new), Information Technology and Bio-Technology.

Class 12 Exams in North East Delhi

In North East Delhi, CBSE will conduct the following exams for XII only.

  • English Elective - N
  • English Elective -C
  • English Core
  • Mathematics,
  • Economics,
  • Biology,
  • Political Science,
  • History,
  • Physics,
  • Accountancy,
  • Chemistry

The board added that given the present circumstances, it is unable to declare fresh dates for these 29 important examinations and that a new timetable would be announced whenever the board is in a position to conduct examinations.”

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No Pending Board Exams to Be Conducted in Foreign Countries

Meanwhile, pending CBSE class 10 and 12 examinations in foreign countries will not be conducted due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to officials.

"There are several CBSE schools located in 25 countries. Each of these countries are also under lockdown or have decided to close down the schools for various and differential lengths of time. Under such circumstances, it is felt that the board will not be in a position to hold differential set of exams for each of these countries," CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said.

"Also, in the present situation, it will be difficult to bring the answer books to India for evaluation purposes. Therefore, the Board has decided to not hold any more exams for the students of class 10 and 12 schools located outside India," he said.

“The system of marking and assessment for the purpose of declaring results will be worked out by the Board shortly and informed to these schools,” he assured.
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Also, Union Human Resource Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday, 1 April, tweeted that he had advised CBSE to promote all students from Classes 1 to 8 to the next year, while students of Classes 9 and 11 will be promoted based on school-based assessments which have been conducted so far.

He also added that students who are not promoted “can appear in school-based test/s, online or offline”.

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