WB 12th Board Exam 2020: WBCHSE to hold Pending Uccha Madhyamik Exam in June - July, confirms Education Minister

Published on: May 20, 2020 09:12 IST
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WB 12th Board Exam 2020: As per the latest announcement by West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, the pending Uccha Madhyamik Exams for 12th Class students will be held in June and July Months. According to a report filed by PTI news agency, Education Minister also confirmed that the pending papers for 12th Class students would be held on 29th June, 2nd July and 6th July 2020. Accordingly, the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) has been instructed to start making necessary preparations for holding WB 12th board exam 2020 for the pending papers in June-End and July months.


WBCHSE 12th Exam 2020 – Datesheet Soon

Media reports have confirmed that West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has confirmed that the exam for Uccha Madhyamik / 12th Class students would be held in June and July 2020. Talking about the exam dates, the minister said that exams which were scheduled to be held on 23rd March, 25th March and 27th March 2020 were postponed due to announcement of nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. These exams will now be held on 29th June, 2nd July and 6th July 2020. However, he didn’t provide subject-wise datesheet for the same and instead said that it will soon be issued by WBCHSE.

Currently, 12th Class exams are pending for a host of major and ancillary or optional subjects. These include Physics, Nutrition, Education, Accountancy, Chemistry, Economics, Journalism, Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, French, Statistics, Geography, Costing and Taxation, Home Management, and Family Resource Management.

Precautions to keep COVID-19 at bay

The Education Minister also clarified that the state government has asked the board to ensure complete safety of the students and their health during the conduct of the pending examination. As part of this, the board will follow all the guidelines and ensure that social distancing norms are followed at the exam centres for WB 12th Class Exam 2020. WBCHSE has been instructed to ensure that each exam centre only has 80-100 students and the state has selected 2,500 exams centres for conducting the exams. According to tentative estimates, around 2 lakh students are slated to appear for the pending exams on each day, which will surely make it a logistical challenge for the board and the government. However, the minister said that to ensure that students do not face any problems in travel to exam centres, they will be provided private public transport to reach the exam centres.

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