The central government on Wednesday announced cancellation of CBSE board exams for Class 10 and postponed Class 12 exams which were scheduled for May-June in the wake of Coronavirus crisis, officials said.
The revised dates will be announced after June 1, officials said.
The exams were originally scheduled for May and June.
Many chief ministers had written to PM Modi seeking postponement of the Class 10 and 12 board exams in the wake of rising number of Covid-19 cases. The letter request came from Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
In his letter to Pokhriyal, Singh pointed to the prevailing Covid-19 situation and stressed that “it would only be appropriate that a decision is taken forthwith to postpone the Class 10 and 12 Board examinations”.