UP Board Exam 2017 to begin on 16th March; EC confirms new datesheet

Published on: Jan 25, 2017 14:36 IST
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Lucknow: Putting the rumours mills to a halt, the Election Commission of India confirmed that UP Board Exam 2017 will begin on 16th March. Earlier, the election commission has asked UPMSP to share the UP Board High School Date Sheet and UP Board 12th Time table with them to avoid the clash of board exams with the upcoming UP Elections 2017.

Confirming the news, Additional chief electoral officer Anil Garg said, "The proposal which came to the ECI requested that commencement of UP board examinations from March 16 be allowed. ECI has given its consent to this." As per the revised UP Board Exam Datesheet, the exams would begin on 16th March only after the completion of UP Elections on February 11. The UP Board Exams would conclude on  21 April.

According to the latest update, the UP Board High School Exams would go on for 15 days, whereas the 12th UP Board exams 2017 will go on for 25 days. The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad chairman Amarnath Verma also stated that the details like timings etc. are being worked out and the final UP Board Exam Datesheet 2017 will be provided soon.

Students Disappointed

Although the declaration of confirmed UP Board Exam datesheet is some good news for the students, they were found to be disappointed with the new date. The delay in UP Board Exams 2017 will directly affect the commencement of the academic session 2017-18 for schools affiliated to UP's Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad.

This will also adversely affect the announcement of UP Board Results 2017 for both class 10 and class 12 students. The impact would be more severe for 26,24,681 students appearing for the UP Board Intermediate Exam, as they will miss the majority of application deadlines for admission to colleges / universities and professional institutes like IITs and others.

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Past Record

As per record, the UP Elections in 2012 also had a major impact on the UP Board Exam. In 2012 as well, the UP Board Exam was delayed due to elections and began on16th March and continued until third week of April. Consequently, this also delayed the declaration of UP Board Result which was declared on 5th June and 8th June for Class 10 and 12, respectively. But, it didn’t affect the academic session because it used to begin on July 1 at the time. But from 2015-16 onwards, the Uttar Pradesh Madyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) has modified their annual academic calendar which begins on 1st April. 

As soon as the final UP Board 10th Datesheet 2017 and UP Board Intermediate Datesheet 2017 is announced by the Board, we would be providing details of it on our website.

Jagranjosh wishes all the students good luck for the upcoming UP Board Exam 2017!

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