Annual examinations of Class X and Class XII exams are going to be conducted by The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from March 9.
16, 67,573 students are expected to appear in CBSE Class X examinations which would end on April 10. About 10, 98,420 students are expected to appear in CBSE Class XII examinations which would end on April 29.
The annual examinations of class X and XII will start from March 9 in view of the state assembly elections being conducted in Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Voting is scheduled in some constituencies of Uttar Pradesh and Manipur on March 8.
The exams are postponed by a week which will help students in preparing well for the exams and also ensure uninterrupted sequence of examinations, the CBSE statement said.
According to CBSE, there is reasonable gap between the major papers and it has been ensured that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams.