New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Gujarat government on Thursday decided to postpone class 10th and class 12th board exams in the state in wake of the rising COVID-19 cases. This comes as several other state boards including the CBSE, Rajasthan board, Maharashtra board and others have postponed or cancelled the class 10th and class 12th board exams in their respective regions. 

The decision came as Gujarat students requested the state board GSHSEB (Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board) to postpone the exams as the COVID-19 pandemic is looming in the state. The class 10 and 12 board exams in Gujarat are scheduled to take place from May 10 to May 25.

Will Class 10 & 12 GSHSEB Board Exam 2021 be postponed?

As per reports doing rounds on all portals, the members of the GSHSEB in a review meeting held on Tuesday have decided to postpone the exams for few weeks. However, we are yet not sure if this is the final decision as the board members are expected to meet again for the final call. However, there are chances that both the board exams might get postponed. "The government may consider delaying the exams by 2-3 weeks, but a final decision on it will only be announced later," Times of India quoted a source saying.

Meanwhile, class 1 to 9 and class 11 students have been promoted to the next class without exams. They will be marked on the basis of internal assessment marks. 

So, students are advised to keep a close eye on the official website of the board. Also, students can follow English Jagran for the latest updates regarding Gujarat Board Exam 2021.

In the last 24 hours, Gujarat reported 4695 active cases taking the total to 3,23,371. The fatalities were reported 73, toll reaching ar 4,995. 

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv