CBSE class X, XII exams to begin on March 9

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» CBSE class X, XII exams to begin on March 9

» CBSE class 10 board exams will be held from March 9 to April 10.

» Class 12 exams will be held from March 9 to April 29

» Exams will now begin a day after polling ends, a week later than the board had earlier planned.

» 16.6 lakh students will take the class 10 exams; 10.9 lakh students will take the class 12 exams this year.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 exams will be held from March 9 to April 10, while the class 12 exams will be held from March 9 to April 29.

As many as 16.7 lakh students are expected to appear in the class 10 exam while 11 lakh students are expected to appear for the class 12 exam, CBSE said in a statement.

The CBSE had earlier wrote to keep in mind the dates of exams while scheduling the state assembly elections in Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The last date of polling is March 8.

The board has given careful consideration to the situation before postponing the exams by a week which will now allow the students to get more time for preparation and ensure uninterrupted sequence of examinations, the statement said.

The CBSE said it has made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gaps between major papers and ensure that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams.

The annual exam result will be declared on time as the board has adopted several IT initiatives which will aid in faster result processing, it said.

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