Following the directives from the Election Commission of India, the Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education has put on hold the date sheet of Class 10 and Class 12 exam 2017. Due to state elections, the commission has directed the Board to consult them before announcing the annual exam dates.
“The Commission has told us to put the exam date on hold. We will release a fresh date sheet after consulting with them,” said Allahabad’s secretary Amarnath Verma.
Recently, the UP Board had released the time table in which exams for Class 10 was scheduled to begin from February 16 and while the Class 12 exams will be held between February 16 and March 20, 2017. This year, the board will conduct its practical exams from December 22 till January 20, 2017. As many as 60,29,252 candidates have registered for class 10 and 12 Board exams for the academic year 2016-17.
While 34,04,571 are likely to appear for Class 10 Board exam, from Class 12, about 26,24,681 students have registered for the exam.
In 2012, when the assembly elections were held, the UP board exams were rescheduled by the UP Board.