CBSE board exams for 29 remaining subjects will be held in the first two weeks of July after a long delay because of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to announce the exam dates this evening.
The CBSE board exam results are expected in August.
The CBSE board exams, nationwide and also in schools abroad, were held till March 18. With some exams still pending, the country went into a total lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. The exams for over 80 subjects are to be held.
The school education board has decided that exams will be held only for 29 main subjects, in order to speed up the evaluation process and complete the exam formalities to enable students to apply for admission to colleges.
The CBSE’s board exam schedule will be factor in the entrance exam dates in order to make it convenient for class 12 students to appear for them. The engineering entrance exam (JEE Main) will be held from July 18 to July 23 and the medical entrance exam (NEET) will be held on July 26.
The Board will also decide on whether to conduct board exams in foreign countries. So far, it had decided against it, but several students have requested the exams. This information was given by an official of Ministry of Human Resource Development to Press Trust of India.