Schools In Odisha To Reopen On January 8, Classes For Grade 10 And 12 To Resume Initially Across State

Schools in Odisha will be reopening from January 8 onwards after a long hiatus following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent announcement made by the Odisha government.

As per the Odisha School and Mass Education Department, initially Classes for Grade 10 and Grade 12 students will be conducted to keep a check on the pandemic and its spread.

Schools In Odisha To Reopen On January 8


The Education Department informed that Class 10 courses will commence from January 8 and completed by April 26 while those involving Class 12 students will start from January 8 and conclude on April 28.

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The practical exams for BSE Board students will be conducted from April 27 to May 2 with theory papers to be held from May 3 to May 15, whereas the practical test for CHSE Board will be held from April 29 to May 14 with board exams to be conducted from May 15 to June 11.

Odisha Schools Reopening Dates And Board Exam Schedule

DetailsClass 10/BSE Board Class 12/CHSE
Class Commencement DatesJanuary 8 to April 26 January 8 to April 28
Practical Exam DatesApril 27 to May 2 April 29 to May 14
Theory Exam DatesMay 3 to May 15 May 15 to June 11

The decision to reopen schools for Class 10 and Class 12 students in the initial phases is aimed at helping them appear in national entrance examinations to pursue higher education on clearing their board exams.

"This decision has been taken by the government keeping in the larger interest of the students of Class 10 and 12 so that the students of our State can timely appear for All-India competitive tests," a circular issued by the Odisha School and Mass Education Department read.

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The resumption of classes will be in compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department and Special Relief Commissioner.

It may be noted that all government schools and private institutions in Odisha have remain shut since March 17, 2020 owing to the COVID pandemic.

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