Appear for CBSE exams from home district: HRD Minister

Students can give board exams in states they are stuck amid lockdown: Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

Students appearing for the pending CBSE Class 10 & 12 examinations can do so from their current place of residence, instead of traveling back to their boarding schools several hundreds of kilometers away, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said here on Wednesday.

Nishank took to Twitter to address concerns voiced by many students who had vacated their hostels in boarding schools and traveled to their home states during the lockdown.

“Now, CBSE has decided that a student can inform his school that he is present in a particular district and wishes to appear for the examination there,” the minister said.

He said students would be informed about their examination centres by the first week of June and the CBSE would make the best efforts to accommodate their requests.

The examination for the pending papers for CBSE Class 10 and 12 are scheduled to be held between July 1 and 15.

The date sheet of the examination was announced by the CBSE on May 18.

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For Class 12, examination would be held for 12 subjects in the entire country and 11 subjects in north-east Delhi.

Among the subjects for which exams for Class 12 are set to be conducted across India are Business Studies, Geography, Computer Science (old and new), Hindi (elective and core), Home Science, Sociology Information Practice (old and new), Information Technology and Biotechnology.

In north-east Delhi, Class 12 examinations will be held for English Elective (N&C), English Core, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Political Science, History, Physics, Accountancy, and Chemistry.

Class 10 students in north-east Delhi will appear for six subjects – Hindi Course (A&B) English Comms, English Language and Literature, Science, Social Science.

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