CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams In North-East Delhi To Resume Today (Representational Image) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
As many as 2,837 out of 2,888 registered candidates were present for Class 10th and 12th CBSE board exam that was held on Monday in the violence-hit areas of North East Delhi. Only 51 students were absent for the board exams. This means more than 92 per cent attendance was recorded for the board exams. It is to be noted that the CBSE had to postpone the examinations following the violence that erupted in the area last week. In Delhi, at least 45 were killed in the communal clashes over the amended citizenship law.
In a statement on Sunday, the board stated that it is also prepared to hold examinations at a later date for such candidates who would not be able to appear for the examinations up to 7th of this month.
CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi said, "The school Principals and Delhi’s Directorate of Education has bee asked to provide a list of such candidates. The Board CBSE is prepared to hold examinations at a later date for such candidates." "The CBSE will hold the examinations of both Class X and XII in the North East district of Delhi from Monday as per schedule given in the date sheet," he added.
Anurag Tripathi further said, "Those candidates who would not be able to appear for the examinations are requested to contact their respective school principals, who would then send the report to the CBSE. The board is committed to take care of the interests of all its students."
Recently, Delhi High Court had said that class 10 and 12 students, who have board examination centres in violence-hit northeast Delhi, need to be informed in one go about the schedule for the next 10-15 days and not on piecemeal basis.
It is worth mentioning here that there are a total of 86 centres in northeast Delhi.
(With PTI Inputs)