The Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education will conduct the UP Board Class 10 and 12 examinations from March 16, 2017, the Election Commission announced on Monday.
The UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 exams were postponed because of the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The state assembly polls will end on March 11, followed by a three-day Holi break.
According to reports, the late declaration of results will affect the academic session this year with Class 12 students having limited time to apply in universities after the completion of exam because of the delay.
When assembly elections were held in Uttar Pradesh in2012, the UP Board exams were rescheduled.
Earlier, the Board had released the date sheet according to which the Class 10 exams were to begin from February 16, while the Class 12 exams were to be held between February 16 and March 20, 2017. However, they were forced to hold the date sheet following directions from the EC.
60,29,252 candidates have registered for class 10 and 12 Board exams for the academic year 2016-17.
34,04,571 will appear for Class 10 Board exam, while from Class 12, about 26,24,681 students have registered for the exam.