WB Madhyamik Exam 2021: Class 10 Board Exams likely to be Postponed, confirms WBBSE

Created On: May 12, 2021 07:15 IST
Modified on: May 12, 2021 07:15 IST
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WB Madhyamik Exam 2021 Postponed: As per the latest reports, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) has announced that the Madhyamik Exam 2021 for Class 10 students of West Bengal Board is likely to be postponed and will not be held as per its earlier schedule in June. As per the time table released earlier, the WB 10th Exam 2021 were to be held from 1st to 10th June 2021 this year. However, looking at the current prevailing situation, the Board has said that it is highly unlikely that the exam can be held as per the schedule and new revised dates for Madhyamik Pariksha would be announced soon.

Decision Likely on HS / Class 12 Exam Dates

While the final decision about postponement of the Class 10 Exam of WBBSE is expected to be taken soon, as of now there are not tentative dates for Madhyamik Exam that can be notified. Sources close to the WBBSE have said that any decision by the state for the education board on the examination will be based on the state Higher Secondary examination which is scheduled to start from 15th June 2021. The main reason behind the exam not being able to be held as per its earlier schedule is due to the lockdown and restrictions imposed by the state government to check COVID-19 situation. As per the current guidelines, the lockdown measures will remain in effect until 31st May 2021. In such circumstances, it would be difficult for the for teachers examiners and other official conducting and carrying question papers and answer scripts physically.

Exam to be Cancelled / Postponed?

Media reports have confirmed that on 11th May – Tuesday, the WBBSE President Kalyanmoy Ganguly has reached out to State Govt’s School Education Department, informing them that it is not possible to hold the Madhyamik examination from 1st June 2021 Onwards. However, the final decision, if the exam is to be cancelled or postponed will be taken by the state government. Earlier the Education Minister of West Bengal,  Bratya Basu said that " any decision to hold or to postpone the board examination 2021 will be taken by the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee."

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