Updated: December 23, 2021 3:21:35 am
The Gujarat government on Wednesday decided to postpone the annual examinations of Class 9 and 11, preparatory prelim exams of Class 10 and 12, and two board exams in the coming year “in the best interest of students”, and in view of schools being closed for over a year due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has directed all schools affiliated to it to postpone examinations and alter the dates for the summer vacations and the upcoming academic session.
The circular issued by the GSHSEB on Wednesday states, “With the Covid-19 situation, in the best interest of the students, a decision has been made to postpone the annual exams, prelim exams and to also alter the dates of the summer vacation and the next academic session of the schools…”
The new academic sessions will begin on June 13, 2022, instead of on June 6.
While the Class 10 and 12 board exams have been postponed by two weeks, final exams for Class 9 and 11 have been delayed by 10 days.
In a circular issued to all district education officers Wednesday, the GSHSEB announced the Class 10 and 12 board exams will be held from March 28 to April 12, 2022. Earlier these were scheduled to be from March 14 to March 30.
Practical exams for Class 10 will be held from February 24 to February 26. It was earlier scheduled to be held from February 9 to February 11, 2022. For Class 12, it will be held from February 14 to March 2.
Final exams for Class 9 and 11 have been postponed by 10 days — from April 11 to April 21, 2022. The exams will conclude on April 30, 2022.
The schools, which were to break for summer vacations from May 2 to June 5, 2022, will now have a summer break from May 9 to June 12, 2022. Accordingly, the commencement of the academic session of the year 2022-23 also has been pushed by a week to June 13, 2022, instead of June 6, 2022, the release said.
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