New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Friday announced that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the class 10th and 12th board exams, which were postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, from July 1st to July 15th.

"The students have been impatiently waiting for the schedule for pending exams. It has been decided today that the exams will be conducted from July 1 to 15," said HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

The HRD Minister further said that the CBSE will announce a detailed schedule of the exams later in the evening.

The CBSE will conduct the class 10 board exams only for the students of north Delhi while it will conduct the exams of business studies, geography, Hindi (Core), Hindi (elective), home science, sociology, computer science (old), computer science (new), information practice (old), information practice (new), information technology and biotechnology for class 12 students.

Universities and schools across the country have been closed and exams postponed since March 16 when the Centre announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

Later, a nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, which has now been extended till May 3. The board was not able to conduct class 10 and 12 exams on eight examination days due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

"We are prepared to conduct board exams for class 10 and 12 pending due to the lockdown in wake of the COVID-19 situation in the country. The exams will be conducted for 29 subjects crucial for promotion and admissions to undergraduate courses, at the first possibility. The students will be given at least a 10-day notice before exams are conducted," a senior HRD ministry official had said earlier.

"States have been asked to start the evaluation process for the exams already conducted and have been advised to facilitate evaluation of answer sheets. The CBSE will also issue instructions for marking or assessment of non-important subjects not included in the list of 29 subjects," the official added.

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma