The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the remaining exams for Class XII in the first two weeks of July, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced on Friday.
The government, sources said, has decided that Class XII board exams should finish before JEE (Main) is conducted. The entrance test for admission to NITs will be held over five days between July 18 and 23. CBSE has been asked to wrap up its remaining papers before that. The Board will announce the detailed schedule for each paper in the next few days.
लंबे समय से #CBSE की 10वीं और 12वीं की बची हुई परीक्षाओं की तिथि का इंतज़ार था, आज इन परीक्षाओं की तिथि 1.07.2020 से 15.07.2020 के बीच में निश्चित कर दी गई है। मैं इस परीक्षा में भाग लेने वाले सभी विद्यार्थियों को अपनी शुभकामनाएं देता हूँ।@HRDMinistry @PIB_India @DDNewslive pic.twitter.com/NVexiKgVA1
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 8, 2020
On April 1, CBSE had said that it will conduct exams for 29 subjects out of the approximately 90 that were left around the time the nationwide lockdown was imposed. For Class X, only exams for students of north-east Delhi, who could not appear for the examination due to the riots, will be held.
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For Class XII, CBSE will conduct exams for Business Studies, Geography, Hindi (Core), Hindi (Elective), Home Science, Sociology, Computer Science (Old), Computer Science (New), Information Practice (Old), Information Practice (New), Information Technology and Bio-Technology. Apart from this, all the tests that Class XII students from north-east Delhi could not take because of the riots, will also be held. CBSE is also working to resume evaluation of answer scripts, which was stopped in March due to the lockdown. It has decided to deliver answer scripts to the examiners at home.
The results for the exams conducted from July 1 to 15 is likely to be announced in August before the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) declare the merit list for JEE (Advanced). JEE (Advanced) has been scheduled for August 23.