CBSE says further postponement of exams in Delhi's violence-hit areas may hamper chances of admission to professional courses

The CBSE board had postponed class 10 and 12 exams in northeast Delhi and parts of east Delhi till 29 February. The schools are closed in the areas till 7 March.

Press Trust of India March 01, 2020 19:07:36 IST
CBSE says further postponement of exams in Delhi's violence-hit areas may hamper chances of admission to professional courses
  • The CBSE on Sunday said any further postponement of board exams in violence-affected areas of Delhi might hamper chances of admission of students to professional courses

  • Officials, however, maintained that the board is ready to conduct fresh examinations for students who are not able to appear for exams in the violence-affected areas.

  • The board had postponed Class 10 and 12 exams in northeast Delhi and parts of east Delhi till 29 February. The schools are closed in the areas till 7 March

New Delhi: The CBSE on Sunday said any further postponement of board exams in violence-affected areas of Delhi might hamper chances of admission of students to professional courses. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials, however, maintained that the board is ready to conduct fresh examinations for students who are not able to appear for exams in the violence-affected areas. It has sought a list of such students from school principals.

CBSE says further postponement of exams in Delhis violencehit areas may hamper chances of admission to professional courses

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"The board is of the view that further delay in conducting Class 12 examinations may hamper the chances of admissions in professional courses like medical, engineering, law and other under-graduate admissions. "Few entrance examinations are conducted in accordance with the timelines fixed by the courts and therefore, dates are sacrosanct. Similarly, the JEE (Main) is also scheduled from 3 to 19 April," a senior board official said.

The board had postponed class 10 and 12 exams in northeast Delhi and parts of east Delhi till 29 February. The schools are closed in the areas till 7 March.

"For candidates who are in a position to appear for the board examinations, it would be very stressful and cause immense anxiety if the examinations are further postponed," the official said, adding that "the incidents that have unfolded in the last few days have affected some of our students".

"The CBSE is concerned about and is sensitive to the needs of both categories of students, those who can appear in the examinations as per schedule from tomorrow onwards and also those who may face some difficulty in appearing in the examinations due to difficult circumstances," the official said.

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