Board Exams Postponed in Punjab to Be Held on 27 April: CBSE

The exams were postponed in Punjab due to the ‘Bharat bandh’ on 2 April.

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Representational image of students appearing for exams. 

The CBSE on Tuesday, 10 April, announced that the Class 10 and Class 12 examinations that were postponed in Punjab due to the 'Bharat bandh' on 2 April will now be conducted on 27 April.

In view of bandh called by several Dalit organisations against the dilution of the SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had postponed the exams earlier scheduled on 2 April.

CBSE circular.
CBSE circular.
It has been decided to conduct the cancelled examination in Punjab on 27 April. The roll numbers and examination centres already allotted to the students will remain the same.
K K Chaudhury, Controller of Examinations, CBSE.

While the Hindi paper for Class 12 students was scheduled on 2 April, the Class 10 students had their language exams for French, Sanskrit and Urdu scheduled on the same day.

The board had then said that it had received a letter of request, dated 1 April, from the director general (school education) of the Punjab government to postpone all its examinations scheduled to be held on 2 April, on account of apprehensions of law and order problems and other disturbances in the day during the 'Bharat bandh'.

The Punjab government had also called for all schools to be shut for the day, CBSE officials said.

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