Gujarat Government has decided to postpone Class 10 and Class 12 Board examinations scheduled to be held between May 10 and 25. The state government has also decided to promote students of Class 1 to 9 and 11 without any examination
Gujarat Government has decided to postpone Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations scheduled to be held between May 10 to 25. The decision has been taken in light of the increasing COVID cases. The state government has also decided to promote students of Classes 1 to 9 and 11 without any examinations.
“In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gujarat Govt decides to postpone Class 10 and 12 board examinations, scheduled to be held between May 10 to 25, and mass promotion for students of Class 1 to 9 and 11. The new dates will be announced after reviewing the coronavirus situation on May 15,” reads a tweet from Chief Minister Office, Gujarat.
Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also cancelled Class 10 exams and postponed Class 12 exams in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases. While the situation will be reviewed in June for conduct of Class 12 CBSE examinations, the result for Class 10 will be declared on basis of objective criteria decided by the board. The exams were scheduled to start on May 4. Now the students whose exams have been cancelled will be evaluated on the basis of an “objective criterion”. An official statement released by CBSE said that the criteria to evaluate the students will be developed by the board.
Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra have also postponed their state board exams for these classes due to an alarming surge in coronavirus cases.