CBSE refuses to change datesheet amid outcry, says schedule decided keeping many factors in mind
New Delhi : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has refused to make any kind of changes in the recently released datesheet for Class 10 and Class 12 Board Examinations.
The students, parents and teachers have been raising demands for a changed datesheet, claiming that not enough gap has been given between subjects.
In the released datesheet, the board has scheduled the history exam on March 20 followed by mathematics on March 21, raising concerns that preparations could get severely affected and cause stress with no break in between.
The coveted Joint Entrance Examination or JEE — for entrance to technical institutions — is scheduled for April 8, a day before the physical education exam.
Three exams have been scheduled without a break from April 5 to 7 for students of the humanities stream — psychology on April 5, political science on April 6 and legal studies on April 7. The physical education examination has been scheduled for April 9 after the gap of a day.
CBSE official, on the other hand, defended the datesheet by saying many factors have been taken under consideration while preparing it.
“There are around 200 subjects out of which students can have any combination. Students have such subject combination that science students take up one from the humanities and commerce subjects and vice-versa. So, no matter how much we try some subjects might not get as many gap days as others,” an official told Hindustan Times.
“We start in the first week of March and end by the first week of April. Students also want to get free early to focus on competitive exams. There could be some subject combinations where there is not much gap but the board also has so many other considerations while making the date sheet,” the official said.