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CBSE's remaining X, XII exams in GCC cancelled over Covid-19

DUBAI, April 2, 2020

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that all the remaining exams for Grades 10 and 12 in the Gulf (and outside India) have been cancelled this year in view of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
 
In a press release, CBSE, India’s biggest exam board, said: "There are several CBSE schools located in 25 countries [including the GCC]. Each of these countries are also under lockdown and/or have decided to close down the schools for various and differential lengths of time."
 
“Under such circumstances, it is felt that the Board will not be in a position to hold differential set of exams for each of these countries. Also, in the present situation, it will be difficult to bring the answer books to India for evaluation purposes. Therefore, the Board has decided to not hold any more exams for the students of class 10 and 12 schools located outside India,” stated the press release.
 
It added that the “system of marking/assessment for the purpose of declaring results will be worked out by the Board shortly and informed to these schools”.
 
A senior board official meanwhile clarified that the CBSE notification being shared on social media stating that the postponed CBSE board exams would be resumed on April 22 was fake. 
 
He called upon students are requested to check for accurate updates on the official CBSE website.
 
Despite the many decisions taken by CBSE on Wednesday, it did not announce any date for when the postponed CBSE board exams would continue.
 
The CBSE press release said: "Students are thus asked to stay calm and not worry or panic about the current situation."
 
The CBSE board official's message informs students that "all authorities are aware of the problems being faced and they would take a decision which is in the best interest of students."
 
The unprecedented one-time measures include the promotion of classes 1 to 8 to the next class “in consultation with NCERT(National Council of Educational Research and Training).-TradeArabia News Service



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