The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has no plan to advance the class 10 and 12 board examinations to February instead of March. This was confirmed by Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha in the Rajya Sabha today. "As of now, no such proposal has been moved by the CBSE," said Mr Kushwaha in a written reply to whether the board has proposed to prepone the annual examinations. The response of Mr Kushwaha came after various schools raised the concern over reports of the Board's plan to conduct annual exams early next year.
Confusion arose when reports of early exam from 2018 went viral. However no update was given by the Board in this regard. Speaking to NDTV, a source from CBSE
said, "A proposal has been generated to deliberate upon the possibility of conducting board exams from mid-February taking into consideration various processes and preparations in the administration of exams. The purpose is to have more time for evaluation and bring quality. The board will involve all stakeholders in the process."
The plan, if executed, will also be helpful for undergraduate admissions, which immediately begin after the declaration of Class 12 board exam result.
Two committees were set up by the Board for studying the loopholes in the CBSE Class 12 board results which has left many students disturbed and confused. As per the reports given by the Board 2.47 per cent of the candidates had applied for re-verification this year.
CBSE board exams were held in March this year and the results were declared in May and June.
(With Inputs From PTI)
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