CBSE Board Exams for Classes 10 and 12 Cancelled

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to cancel the pending exams for class 10 and 12. The students of class 12 will be evaluated on their performance in the last three school exams. In case they are not satisfied with the marks given by the board, they can appear for the board exam at a later date to improve their performance.

The decision came after Delhi, Maharashtra and Odisha conveyed their inability to conduct the examinations. The Solicitor General told the Supreme Court to cancel the pending CBSE board exams scheduled in July. It may be conducted when the Covid-19 situation improves.

The court made this suggestion in response to a plea from a group of parents, who have asked for cancellation of the remaining board exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parents in their plea said that conducting exams at this stage might expose the children to the risk of the disease. It also asked the board to allot marks to students for the remaining papers on the basis of their internal assessment and performance in practicals and examinations they took in March.

Exams from March 19 to March 31 were deferred till April and then postponed by the HRD Ministry as a nationwide lockdown was announced on March 25.

Few papers of class 10 and 12 board exams were remaining when the schools and colleges were closed. These exams were then deferred and scheduled to be conducted between July 1 and July 15.


CBSE announces Class 10, 12 Board Exam Dates

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday said it will conduct the remaining exams of class 10 and 12 between July 1 and 15. However, the minister also clarified that no examination will be held for class X students nationwide, except for students from North-East Delhi.

The board suspended the exams midway following the COVID-19 outbreak in India and the subsequent nationwide lockdown.

Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in a video message announced the development and said this will give plenty of time to students to prepare for the board exams.

CBSE will issue a detailed bulletin separately on the exact dates.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown have disrupted the academic calendar. The concerned authorities are now gradually announcing dates for the pending examinations.



In the same line, Rajasthan Cheif Minister, Ashok Gehlot informed through his twitter handle that the remaining exams of RBSE for Class X and XII stand postponed for the time being.

The minister also said that there has still not been any decision on Board Exams in the state yet. These exams were cancelled on March 20 before the lockdown. Higher and technical education exam will also be conducted after conditions become normal.

The English medium schools in the state are guided to hold the online admission process. The same is being considered for Hindi medium schools too.

There has not been any confirmation regarding the pending board exams yet in the state. Both classes 10th and 12th students are eagerly waiting for it. The students must keep a check on the official notice of the Government regarding Board Exam dates.

Further, the CM also tweeted that if a parent is unable to deposit fees due to financial condition prevailing due to the lockdown, then private schools should not cut the name of such student. If a school does so, the state government can revoke its recognition.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday held a video conference with the board official and discussed every aspect of conducting the remaining board exam. He took the view of technical, higher education, secondary education and RBSE officials.

There are about 20 lakh students registered this year for RBSE board exam.

The COVID-19 and nationwide lock-down has disrupted the academic calendar and slowly the concerned authorities are announcing dates for marque examinations.


[Toppers Speak] Hard Work is the Key to Every Success: Somya Singhvi

Devoting three hours on school days and five on holidays for studies, bangs the highest position in science by scoring 96% in the CBSE 12th Boards. “Regular studies and undivided attention towards all subjects are my mantra for success.” said Somya Singhvi. He has done his schooling from Alok Senior Secondary School, Hiran Magri and coaching from Catalyst, Sardarpura.

Somya Singhvi | UdaipurBlog
Somya Singhvi

In a course of conversation with UdaipurBlog he deeply thanked God and gave the credit to his parents for their never ending support and his teachers who guided him in the difficult times. “My teachers’ efforts contributed to my success and the constant encouragement has made this dream possible,” said Somya. But he is not resting on her laurels yet and is getting ready for his next goal in life. Somya wants to be a mechanical engineer. He accompanied by his brother leaving for United States for higher studies. He has to join University of Cornell for which both Somya and is brother Divya received a scholarship of USD 60,000 per year from TATA. He believes that hard work alone can bring victory in any field that one desires.

But at the other side Somya is also good at co-curricular activities. A State level swimmer and has won many laurels he adds. Recalling his achievements somya says that he has also represented India in Japan recently. He has also achieved the first place in the state in Science project.

Somya and Divya are twin brothers. Lastly looking at Divya he proudly says that he has got many advantages just as they are twins.


CBSE Exam Misconduct: Carelessness of a Teacher: Will the Students get Proper Justice

30 students of the CBSE 12th COMMERCE had to suffer due to carelessness of the invigilator, when the question paper for writing the exam was provided to them 25 minutes late, and taken back on due time without providing any extra time.

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This incident happened at the St. Mary’s Convent School, Fatehpura on 3rd March. This school was allotted as the examination centre to students of St. Anthony’s School. The commerce students were gathered to write their 1st examination of Business Studies. The examination was to begin at 10:30 a.m., and at the same time the bell too was rung, but the invigilator could not hear it. Approximately after 25 minutes, i-e- at 10:55 a.m. when he saw the students of the adjacent class writing their exam, he issued orders to distribute question paper to the students. Due to this, many questions were left un-attempted of almost all the students.

The school administration accepted its fault and declared that 10 minutes were provided extra to the students, but the students deny it. The report of the incident has been sent to CBSE for final decision requesting bonus marks for students.

The question is, will the students get proper justice? Let’s all hope for the best.

Source :- Dainik Bhaskar

by Aman Asnani


All the Best Udaipur

Photography By Prasun Bannerjee


Exams! Either a controversy, or a thrill, or a success, or sadness. It always brings a nostalgic memory, the exam fever, the syllabus fear, late night studies, combine studies and many more. This word is truly a word that always adds a spice to our life.

It’s the beginning of the exam season with month of March today. The most important exam for the first step of career, i-e the (CBSE) board exams are starting from today.

The first paper for CBSE 2011 board examinations will be of physics, which is meant for the science stream of class 12th. For a detailed time-table, click on the links given below (Source: CBSE)

We, at UdaipurBlog, wish every candidate appearing for their exams “All The Best”. May your luck and preparations, both favour you at their best. Work hard and fight for every mark, and don’t try to use any unfair means. 🙂