CBSE to resume pending Board Examination only for main subjects
New Delhi : The Education Ministry has asked CBSE to resume the Board Exam only for the main subjects, for rest, there will no examination, said an official statement. The main subjects include only those which are required for the admission in higher-level institutions, said the ministry.
The Education Minister has asked CBSE to resume the examinations whenever they are in position to conduct it.
Amid unforeseen circumstances in India, the CBSE Board examinations have been delayed twice this year. At first, the examinations were delayed after reports of riots in the North-East part of Delhi and then the exams were postponed due to coronavirus outbreak in the nation.
In schools situated in North East Delhi class 12 exams will be held for English Elective - N, 2. English Elective -C, English Core, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Political Science, History, Physics, Accountancy and Chemistry. In rest of the country, the class 12 exams will be held for Business Studies, Geography, Hindi (Elective), Hindi (Core), Home Science, Sociology, Computer Science (Old), Computer Science (New), Information Practice (Old), Information Practice (new), Information Technology and Bio-Technology.
Class 10 board exam in schools, except those situated in North East Delhi will not be held further. In North East Delhi schools the class 10 exams will be held for Hindi Course A, Hindi Course B, English Comm, English Lng & Lit, Science and Social Science subjects.
No More Exams For CBSE Schools Situated Outside
On schools located abroad, the Board has said it has decided to not hold any more exams for them. "There are several CBSE schools located in 25 countries. Each of these countries is also under lockdown and/or have decided to close down the schools for various and differential lengths of time. Under such circumstances, it is felt that the Board will not be in a position to hold a differential set of exams for each of these countries," the Board has said.
"Also, in the present situation, it will be difficult to bring the answer books to India for evaluation purposes. Therefore, the Board has decided to not hold any more exams for the students of class 10 and 12 schools located outside India," it added.
Earlier, the board examination was suspended on March 18 in accordance with the order by Education Ministry. It was then said that the new dates will be released only after March 31.
A week later the Ministry gave an update that it has directed the Board to fix new dates and plan a revised schedule.
Today the decision has been taken to shorten the board exam schedule in order to expedite the exam completion process.