New Delhi (NVI): The class 10 and 12 board exams will be held after February only, considering the Covid-19 pandemic and exact dates would be announced soon on the basis of the situation, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said today.
In a live interaction with teachers, the Education Minister said that the decision has been taken after receiving requests from students and teachers to postpone the exams.
“I received a lot of requests from various #students & #teachers to postpone @cbseindia29 board #exams for Class 10 & 12. Keeping the #COVID19 pandemic in mind & after various consultations, we have decided that #board exams will not be held in February,” the Minister said in a tweet.
“Exact dates will be announced soon. Our govt is in favour of #students,” he added.
Nishank further said that the board exams will have 33 per cent internal choice as well. Apart from that, 30 per cent of the syllabus has been reduced and other state boards are also expected to follow the same, he said, adding that there could be an alternative to practical exams owing to the pandemic.