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CBSE to Conduct Board Exams Key for Promotion and University Admissions

CBSE Board Exams: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct class 10 and 12 examinations for only 29 main subjects which are crucial for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced on Wednesday.

“Have advised CBSE to conduct board exams only for 29 main subjects that are required for promotion and crucial for university admissions. Whenever CBSE is in a position to hold board exams, it shall conduct for 29 subjects by giving adequate notice. For rest of the subjects, CBSE will not hold board exams and instructions for their marking, assessment will be issued soon,” he said.

The exams were postponed in view of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. As the situation is still uncertain, the Board has not announced fresh dates for the rescheduled examinations. Instead, it promised to give students, schools and all stakeholders at least 10 days’ notice as and when it is in a position to hold the examinations again.

Meanwhile, CBSE said that it will not conduct pending class 10 and 12 examinations in foreign countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also, for Class 10 students the pending exams — Information and Communication Technology, and Computer Applications — will not be conducted. The Board said it would provide alternative instructions for assessing those students.

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