The Assam Government has postponed the Class 10th and Class 12th board exams scheduled to begin from May 11 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country. The government has announced that the revised exam dates will be released soon. The Board of Secondary Education, Assam has released a notice regarding the postponement of Assam HS (Class 12th) and Assam HSLC (Class 10th) exams. Students who are aspiring for the academic exams are advised to keep following this page for the latest information on Assam board exams postponed 2021.
The official notice reads, "In view of the prevailing situation of COVID-19 in Assam, it has been decided to postpone the Class 10 or HSLC/AHM Examination 2021, scheduled to be held from May 11, 2021. The revised schedule of the said examination shall be announced shortly after consultation with the Health Department, Govt of Assam."
Earlier, several students of Class 10 and Class 12 have urged the Assam government to either postpone or cancel the board exams as the conditions are not conducive to hold the exams. The Assam Class 10th board exams scheduled to be held between May 11 and June 1, 2021. While the Assam Class 12th board exams will be conducted from May 12 to June 15, 2021. Over 4 lakh students registered for the Classes 10 and 12 board exams for the academic exams 2020-21.
The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has postponed the Higher Secondary (HS) 1st-year exams 2021 till further notice. Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on April 17 has asked the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) and AHSEC to review the situation and take a decision regarding postponement or cancelling the board exams within the next 10 days. Hence, the decision on Assam board exams postponed or cancelled is likely to be announced anytime soon.
Last month, Union Government has decided to cancel the CBSE Class 10 exams and postpone the Class 12th board exams across the country due to the second wave of COVID. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) also postponed the ICSE and ISC exams and made written exam optional for Class 10 board exams.