New Delhi (NVI): The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) today announced West Bengal’s class 10 and 12 board examinations dates for year 2021.
According to the WBCHSE notification, the state’s secondary education or class 10 board exams will start from June 1 and higher secondary education (HS) or class 12 board exams will be held from June 15.
On December 23, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said that the board examinations for class 10 and 12 will be held in June one after another, according to the reports.
The class 10 (Madhyamik) exams will be held first and the class 12 examinations after that, he said.
However, the examinations are usually held between February and March every year.
Chatterjee also said, “We have accepted the recommendations of the WBCHSE and the West Bengal Council of Higher Education Education on holding the exams on later dates in view of the pandemic situation.”
“If the situation changes, the board and council will take decisions accordingly,” he noted.
Meanwhile, CBSE board examinations for classes 10 and 12 will not be conducted till February next year, in view of the COVID-19 situation, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal earlier said.