News - Central Board of Secondary Education Class 10 & 12 board exams might take place in March itself
With speculations over the conduct of Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations early in 2018
, the Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha during Rajya Sabha session made it clear that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has no plan to advance the exams to February from March.
HRD Upendra Kushwaha says:
"As of now, no such proposal has been moved by the CBSE," Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said in a recent PTI report.
The response by the minister comes amid concerns raised by various schools following reports of the CBSE's plan to study the idea of advancement of board examinations by over a month.
After complaints by students of evaluation faults in their class 12 exam papers, the CBSE had last month set up two committees to study loopholes in the evaluation.
Why change in the age old practice of board?
As reported earlier, the board has taken this step to advance the cycle of exams and related activities from 2018-19 as a part of reforms focused on "error-free evaluation."
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Meanwhile, CBSE said that the whole process of board examination will conclude in given time period i.e. 45 days
Generally, the board starts both class 10 and 12 examinations in the first week of March and conclude in mid-April
According to TOI, While speaking about this decision, CBSE Chairman R K Chaturvedi said that this would also advance the date of declaration of results, which generally come around the third or fourth week of May.