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CBSE to hold pending Class 10, 12 exams after assessing situation

Students outside a school in New Delhi. File

Students outside a school in New Delhi. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

Several States had suggested cancelling the pending exams and using internal assessment performance to allot grades instead

The pending examinations for Class 10 and 12 would be held after assessing the situation at the end of the lockdown, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said on Wednesday. The board's assertion follows reports that Class 10 exams may be cancelled.

Several States had suggested cancellation of these exams and use of internal assessment performance to allot grades instead. These issues were raised in Tuesday's meeting of State Education Ministers with the Union Human Resource Development Minister.

However, the CBSE reiterated that it will conduct the exams after the lockdown is lifted, giving a 10-day notice to students.

The pending exams include 12 core subject papers for Class 12 students across the country. Class 10 students in most parts of the country have no exams left. However, in northeastern Delhi, where exams were postponed due to the violence in February, Class 10 students still have six subjects pending, while Class 12 students have an additional 11 papers left.

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