The UP Board of Secondary Examinations has confirmed that the board examinations for Class 10 and 12 will be held between March 16 and April 21, 2017. After receiving directions from the Election Commission of India, the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) had put on hold the dates for board examination. While an official announcement is awaited, it has been confirmed that the new dates have been approved by the Election Commission of India. The High School (class 10) examinations will go on for 15 days while the Intermediate (class 12) examinations will go on for 25 days. The Chairman of the UP Board of Secondary Education said that the other details will be announced soon.
The Board had earlier released the UP Board date sheet 2017 according to which the exams for class 10 were to begin from February 16, while the exams for class 12 were to start from March 20, 2017. The board had started its practical examinations from December 22, 2016, and they will continue till January 20, 2017. As many as 60,29,252 students have registered for class 10 and 12 board exams for the academic year of 2016-17.
However, as the 17th Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled to be held from 11 February to 8 March, the state education board was ordered to re-schedule the examination in order to ensure safety, maintenance of law and order and the smooth occurrence of events. The board was to release the revised dates only after consulting the Election Commission of India. The exam invigilators are now faced with the dual duties of conducting the examinations as well as doing the election duties.
Though this may seem a little stressful, but the students can now avail maximum benefit of the situation and make the most of their extended study leave.
In a similar light, with the Election Commission announcing poll dates in five states, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination has also re-scheduled their examination dates. The CBSE has also decided to conduct the exams for class 10 and class 12 from March 9 keeping in mind the elections that are going to take place in the five states of Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The CBSE said that it is trying its maximum to ensure that students get a reasonable gap between their board exams and the Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).