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The CBSE on Wednesday said it will conduct Class 10 & 12 examinations for only main subjects that will be required for promotion and may be crucial for admissions in higher educational institutions.

For the rest of the subjects, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not hold examinations and will issue the instructions for marking/assessment in all such cases separately.

However, it said any decision on the conduct of examinations will be taken by undertaking extensive consultation with higher education authorities and keeping all aspects related to entrance exams and admissions dates in mind.

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As a preventive measure to contain the spread of COVID19 and keep the students safe from the virus, the CBSE had postponed all the board examinations that were to be held between March 19-31.

The board was not able to conduct exams on 8 examination days due to the COVID19 pandemic situation.

Besides, due to the law and order situation in North East Delhi district, the board was not able to conduct exams on four examination days, while a very small number of students from and around this district were not able to appear in exams on 6 examination days.

For Class 10, the subjects, examinations of which will be conducted in Northeast Delhi are 1. Hindi Course A, 2.Hindi Course B, 3.English Comm, 4.English Lng & Lit, 5. Science and 6.Social Science.

Examinations for Class 10 will not be conducted in the whole of India.

For Class 12, the subjects, examinations of which will be conducted in the whole of India are 1. Business Studies, 2. Geography, 3. Hindi (Elective), 4.Hindi (Core), 5. Home Science, 6. Sociology, 7. Computer Science (Old),  8. Computer Science (New), 9. Information Practice (Old) 10. Information Practice (New), 11. Information Technology and 12. Bio-Technology.

In Northeast Delhi, the subjects, examinations of which will be conducted for Class 12 are 1. English Elective – N, 2. English Elective-C, 3. English Core, 4. Mathematics, 5. Economics, 6. Biology, 7. Political Science, 8.History, 9. Physics, 10. Accountancy and 11. Chemistry.

The board said all students studying in classes 1 to 8 may be promoted to the next class/grade.

“For classes 9 and 11: It has come to our notice that though several schools affiliated to CBSE have completed their examination, evaluation and promotion process for students who were studying in grades 9 and 11 in the 2019-20 academic session, there are several schools that have not been able to do so,” the board said.

This includes among others, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, State/UT government schools, private schools, schools located in India and abroad.

“All such schools are advised to promote students of grades 9 and 11 to the next grades on the basis of all the school-based assessments including project work, periodic tests, term exams, etc. conducted so far,” CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said.

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