UP Govt cancels Class 10th Board exam; reschedules Class 12th Exam

Due to COVID pandemic, Uttar Pradesh Government has cancelled the Class 10th Examination of State Education Board.

Exam of Class 12th has also been rescheduled and it will not take place in the month of July and the exam pattern will also be changed.

AIR correspondent reports, Education Minister Dr Dinesh Sharma made the announcement and said that due to COVID pandemic the exam of Class 10th of UP Board stands cancelled.

The decision will affect around 30 lakh students of state. He said that the Education Department has been asked to prepare the guidelines for the promotion of Class 10th students to Class eleventh.

Dr Sharma said that because of the importance of exams of Class 12th and the future of intermediate students of the UP board, it has been decided that the exam will take place in the second week of July.

The detailed time table of examination will be shared soon and the whole examination will be conducted in a time span of 15 working days.

He said that keeping in mind the present circumstances the duration of  exams of Class 12th will be of one and half hour only and students have to answer only three questions out of 10.

He said, that keeping in mind the COVID protocol and the importance of social distancing the number of centres for examinations have also been increased.

Around 26 lakh students are scheduled to appear in the intermediate exam of UP board.

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