As the assembly elections are coming up in the month of March in five states, the CBSE School exams for classes 10 and 12 have been postponed from March 1 to March 9.
For class 10, the CBSE exams will end on April 10, while class 12 will go on till April 29.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has stated, "We gave careful consideration to situations before postponing exams by week which will now allow students to get more time for preparation."
In a press release, the Board said that they have "made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers and also ensured that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam (JEE) and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams."
Similarly, the UP board examinations were also postponed after the Election Commission recently announced the dates for assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in February and March. The UP Board examinations are now scheduled to be held after March 11.
For assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, the counting day is on March 11. There will be seven phases of polling for the 403 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh on February 11, 15, 19, 23 and 27 and March 4 and 8 according to an announcement by the Election Commission.
Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Examination Board had announced the scheduling of dates for the polls between February 18 and March 21 for Class 10 and Class 12 examinations. But later, after consulting the education department authorities, it postponed the dates.
More than 60 lakh students are expected to attempt the UP Board exams. Already, 34, 04,571 candidates have registered for Class 10 exams, while 26, 24,681 candidates have registered for Class 12 exams.
However, the date sheet for the UP Board exam has not been released yet. Also this time, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is confident of releasing the results in time.