CBSE classes 10, 12 exams from July 1-15

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New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Monday announced the date sheet for the pending class 10 and 12 board exams, which will now be held from July 1-15 with strict distancing norms in place.

The exams were postponed due to the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

While class 12 exams will be conducted across the country, the class 10 exams are only pending in Northeast /  Delhi.

“The class 10 exams will be staggered on four dates, starting July 1. The first paper will be of social sciences, while the next day students will be required to appear in science exam,” CBSE Controller of Examination Sanyam Bhardwaj said. “On July 10, exams will be conducted for both courses of Hindi, and on July 15 for both courses of English,” he said.

On health guidelines for students, Bhardwaj said, they will be required to carry own sanitiser bottles and wear mask to their examination centres. “Parents will have to ensure their ward is not sick and candidates will have to strictly follow physical-distancing norms,” he said.

The class 12 date sheet has two sections – one for exams in Northeast Delhi and the other for exams across the country. In Northeast Delhi, physics exam will be held on July 3, accountancy (July 4), chemistry (July 6), English (July 8) and political science (July 14). On July 15, four class 12 exams have been scheduled in Northeast Delhi – Mathematics, Economics, History and Biology.

For class 12 exams across the country, the home science exam will be held on July 1, followed by both courses of Hindi the next day.

The class 12 business studies exam has been scheduled for July 9 followed by biotechnology on July 10, and geography on July 11.  Sociology exam will be held on July 13.