Uttar Pradesh cancels Class 10 Board Exams, Class 12 exams to be held in July

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Lucknow : Amid ongoing coronavirus situation in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) on Saturday announced that the Board examination for Class 10 has been cancelled, whereas Class 12 examinations will be held in the second week of July.

The duration of Class 12 examination has been reduced to 90 minutes from earlier 3 hours. Additionally, only three questions will be asked in the question paper this year.

The state government has also decided to promote students of Class 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 without examination.

Class 10 and 12 examinations, scheduled to be conducted from May 8, were deferred in April due to the second wave of the coronavirus.

UP Education Minister Dinesh Sharma on May 26 said that the state has already allocated 8,513 centres for board exams and got the question papers printed. “We have already printed the papers, made sets of decoded copies and allocated 8,513 centres to follow social distancing during examinations,” Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said.

Earlier, it was being claimed that the board examinations will not be cancelled and they will be held on a later date.

“When education department will finalise (dates for 12th board exams) then health department will see how to maintain COVID protocols in [exam] centres. We've conducted panchayat polls and other programmes following COVID protocols. So, it won't be difficult for us,” UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh had said.