However, Sanyam Bhardwaj, controller of examinations, CBSE, has assured that the exams will be held as per the schedule and no changes will be made to the announced dates.
“Since 1929, board exam dates have never been changed or rescheduled. Even this year they will be held as planned. It is an exam of national importance and the future of many students depends on it. The board receives all possible help from state governments and schools to carry the process smoothly.” Even in cases of curfews previously, students appearing for the exams along with teachers and parents have been allowed to travel to the venues after presenting the admit cards, adds Bhardwaj.
The class X and XII board exams will commence from February 15, 2020. From last year, the board has shifted the exams from the first week of March to February. While the class XII exam will end on March 30, class X exams will conclude on March 20. Over three million students are expected to take the CBSE boards.