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West Bengal govt to announce final decision on HS, Madhyamik exams soon

As per sources, the heads of West Bengal board of secondary education and higher education will hold a meeting to decide on the state board exams. A decision is expected to be announced soon.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi I |
Updated: June 4, 2021 7:41:55 pm
wbbse, west bengal class 10 exam dates, wbbse class 10 exam dates, wbchse, wbchse exam date, west bengal board exam date sheet, education newsA decision is expected to be announced at 2 pm today. (Express photo by Jaipal Singh/ Representational)

West Bengal Higher Secondary Board today formed an expert committee to discuss whether Class 12 or Uchho Madhyamik examination can be conducted during the prevailing COVID crisis and if not, then how the evaluation will be done. The report will be submitted within 72 hours, as per news agency ANI.

With the Centre’s decision to scrap the CBSE class 12 board exams this year, many states have followed the cue and cancelled state board exams. The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) today held a joint news conference to discuss the matter.

Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced to hold class 12 exams in late July while class 10 tests in mid-August. “We have decided to hold the secondary (Madhyamik) and higher secondary (Uccho Madhyamik) examinations adhering to all COVID-19 safety protocols,” Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.

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However, with center scrapping the CBSE Class 12 exams and other states following the decision, it is being speculated that the West Bengal government may take a final decision on the class 10 and 12 state board exams today. 

Meanwhile, the Haryana government has decided to cancel the Class 12 exams conducted by the state board, Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Tuesday. The decision came shortly after the central government announced cancelling the CBSE Class 12 board exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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