Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has advised the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to promote all students studying in classes I-VIII to the next class/grade.
In view of the current situation due to coronavirus (COVID-19). He also advised the board students studying in classes IX & XI will be promoted to next class/grade based on the school-based assessments including projects, periodic tests, term exams, etc. conducted so far.
The Minister also recommended to conduct board examinations only for 29 main subjects that are required for promotion and may be crucial for admissions in HEIs, and for rest of the subjects, the Board will not hold examinations; the instructions for marking/assessment in all such cases shall be separately issued by the Board.
As a precautionary measure and in compliance of the instructions received from the Ministry of HRD, the CBSE had postponed all the board examinations that were to be held between March 19th-31st, 2020.
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