As the COVID-19 cases are again rising in India. The Punjab School Education Board has decided to postpone the Board exams of the 10th and 12th classes. Punjab has observed a hike in coronavirus cases from the last week. So they decided to postpone the exams for at least a month. The exams were scheduled to be conducted from 22nd March in the state. The Punjab Board has decided to postpone them for the next month. There is the probability to start the exam of the 10th class from 4th May that was earlier scheduled to be conducted from 9th April in the state. The board exams of the 12th class were scheduled to start on 22nd March but now they will start on 20th April. The Punjab School Education Board has confirmed in their statement that the 10th class exams will be conducted from 4th May in Punjab and the 12th class board exam will be conducted from 20th April.
The board exams of the 10th and 12th class will end on 24th May. The Punjab School Education Board controller Janak Raj has given a statement on this. He said that the exams of the 10th and 12th classes will be conducted in two shifts. The morning shift exam will start at 10 AM and the evening shift exam will start at 2 PM. The Janak Raj has confirmed that there are around 6.40 lakh students of the 10th and 12th class in Punjab State who will appear in the exams. The students are advised to take online classes to continue the revision from the school teachers so they can attempt the exams and score better.
In this year the teachers took online classes to teach students so they can appear in the examination and also pass it. The teachers have also taken the midterms exams of the 10th and 12th classes online. They have also given the assignments so the students can complete their syllabus. Each class teacher was allotted to take online classes and give tests to students also. This was quite difficult for every student to study online but due to the pandemic, this was the only way to continue their studies.
As these are the board classes so teachers also look after the student and send their reports to the parents. When the COVID-19 cases were noticed at a minor level then the Government decided to open the schools and take the written examination. But due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Punjab, the Punjab board decided to postpone the 10th and 12th class exams. Stay connected to know more about this article.