The officials of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are now on a tight spot as the Lok Sabha poll dates declared by the Election Commission of India, off lately, are clashing with four main papers of the ongoing Class XII Board exams.
Apart from these, twenty six other minor papers have also been scheduled within the poll time span. The sources from CBSE revealed that the Board is set to study the election schedule and find out how many students will be affected before taking any decision on date change. However, CBSE officials said that the exam dates for a couple of major papers will most probably be changed.
The four election dates - 9, 10, 12 and 17 April are clashing with 30 papers of CBSE Class XII Board exams. Some of the main subjects that are clashing with the poll are Urdu elective and Urdu core on 09 April, sociology and graphic design on 10 April, philosophy on 12 April, and painting on 17 April. Graphics, Sculpture, Music, and Entrepreneurship are some other papers falling on these four dates.
The Controller of Examinations, M C Sharma said, "We will analyse the election schedule as well as see how many students will take the exams on these four days before taking any further decision. Nothing can be said right now."
As said by an official, all the four major papers are likely to be postponed to a later date, which means the exams will continue beyond 17 April 2014.