CBSE To Conduct Board Exams For 29 Main Subjects, Says HRD Minister (Photo Credit: File Image)
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Wednesday announced that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct board examinations only for 29 subjects that are required for promotion and crucial for university admissions. The CBSE had earlier announced that all forthcoming board exams have been postponed until March 31 in view of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. In a tweet, CBSE's official handle put out a circular stating that all ongoing board exams for classes X and XII have been postponed, both in India and abroad. CBSE had also said in the note that it will reassess the situation and communicate fresh dates for exams by March 31.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that whenever CBSE is in position to hold board exams, it shall conduct for 29 subjects by giving adequate notice. "For rest of subjects, CBSE will not hold board exams, instructions for their marking, assessment to be issued soon," the minister said.
It is to note that a total of 138 papers are postponed for class 10 and class 12 board exams, earlier. Further, the remaining papers left includes mainly vocational papers and all the main papers are already conducted successfully by the board.
CBSE Board Exams 2020 for class 10 and class 12 that were scheduled to be conducted in the period from March 19 to March 31 had to be postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus outbreak. It is to note that a total of 138 papers are postponed for class 10 and class 12 board exams.
Further, the remaining papers left includes mainly vocational papers and all the main papers are already conducted successfully by the board. Now, CBSE is going to evaluate of these 138 papers, the main 29 papers that are going to be conducted by the board. The CBSE Board Exam 2020 revised timetable for class 10 and class 12 is yet to be released. For more details, candidates need to visit the official website of CBSE, i.e. cbse.nic.in.