In order to prevent further spreading of COVID-19 infection, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MoHRD) has ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and all other educational institutions to postpone exams till March 31.
As per the schedule, the board exams conducted by CBSE began on February 24 and were scheduled to end on April 14. As of yet, the board exams were continuously conducted despite the closing of schools, shutting of public places as a precautionary move to prevent public gathering across the country due to coronavirus outbreak.
Amit Khare, Secretary to HRD Ministry, said in an official communication, “While maintenance of academic calendar and exam schedule is important, equally important is safety and security of students who are appearing in various examinations as also of their teachers and parents.” All the exams ongoing, including those being conducted by the CBSE must be postponed till March 31, Khare added.
Post the Ministry’s statement, the CBSE announced that board examinations for classes 10th and 12th have been postponed till March 31st.