Students confused as CBSE releases Date Sheet for Board Exams

There was a common speculation going around on the internet which forecasted that the CBSE board exams for 10th and 12th standard students can be postponed a little bit due to assembly polls in the country. Well, the same has happened as the Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to hold the examinations from 9th March.

Putting an end to the speculations, the CBSE Board released the complete date sheet for both Class 10th & 12th exams on Monday. The examinations are to commence from 9th March and will go up till the 29th April for Class 12th, while the CBSE 10th exams will be completed from 9th March to 10th April depending upon the choice of subjects by the students.

A detailed timetable was recently released at the official website of CBSE, www.cbse.nic.in. The examinations shall commence on 10:30 am on the date of the exam. The Board usually holds the annual examinations from 1st March, though the upcoming Assembly Elections in five States have pushed back the dates. Also, owing to the Elections (counting of votes) due on 11th March, followed by the festival of Holi, the Board has maintained a gap of four days (11 to 14 March) between the exams.

The official press release also states, “It has made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers and also ensured that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams.”

As soon as the date sheet was released by CBSE, it became clear that ample gap has been maintained between the major subjects, however, this has just added to the woes of some students. While many students are happy with the date sheet, it is the Science stream students who got to focus on the board exams as well as the major entrance exams simultaneously. The all-India engineering entrance exam – JEE Main is scheduled to be held on April 2, while the Biology paper (12th Class) will be on 5th April. Many students take Mathematics as well as Biology in 12th Class, and this is sure to create panic amongst them. Though the medical entrance exam – NEET shall be held in May, there will be very little time to prepare for the entrance exam.

Every year thousands of students appear for the examinations. With CBSE being considerate in defining the passing marks, the results of the Board examination have shown a significant rise in recent years. The success rate of students appearing in the Board Exams ensures that the upcoming generations come up with brighter and smarter intellects.

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