The pending 29 subjects of the CBSE Board exams will be conducted from July 1 to July 15, 2020. This was announced by the union minister for human resource development on Friday. The exams were suspended following the nation-wide lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Class X Board exams for six subjects will be conducted only for the students of North East Delhi which were suspended due to the riots earlier this year. The date sheet will be announced by CBSE shortly.
As first reported, the exams will be conducted in the first two weeks of July, ahead of the JEE (main) and NEET-UG scheduled later in the month. Putting rest to all speculations, Ramesh Pokhriyal, union HRD minister said: “The pending CBSE exams will be held from July 1 to July 15, 2020. Students have ample time to revise and perform well.” Earlier on April 1, 2020, CBSE announced that it is going to conduct exams for only 29 main subjects of the 41 pending Class X and XII Board exams. CBSE in its statement also said that it will issue instructions for marking and assessment for the other postponed subjects for which there will be no further exams.
CBSE was not able to conduct exams on eight examination days due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation after March 18. Further, 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 six examinations days. The Class X subjects for North East Delhi include Hindi Course A, Hindi Course B, English Communication, English Language and Literature, Science, Social Science. The Class XII subjects for North East Delhi include English Elective -N, English Elective -C, English Core, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Political Science, History, Physics, Accountancy, Chemistry.
The Class XII subjects for all India are Business Studies, Geography, Hindi (Elective), Hindi (Core), Home Science, Sociology, Computer Science (Old), Computer Science (New), Information Practice (Old), Information Practice (new), Information Technology, Bio-Technology.