NEW DELHI: The board exams for CBSE schools in the North-Eastern district of Delhi have been resumed. The exams faced a postponement as the exam centres of the schools were situated in the areas which were a part of the recent riots. The exams got postponed from 26 February to 29 February 2020.
Although the exams are resumed, very less number of students were seen in the exam centres located in North-East Delhi, compared to the usual attendance. A student present at the centre of the exams mentioned, "Many classmates are not appearing for the exam today."
However, schools situated in North-Eastern Delhi area have been closed till 7 March 2020. Other standards, apart from class 10 and class 12 have had their exams postponed. CBSE could not extend their break any further.
In an official statement, CBSE revealed, "The Board is of the view that further delay in conducting Classes XII examinations may hamper the chances of admissions in professional courses i.e. medical, engineering, law and other UG admissions."
The board also claimed that it would conduct the exams once again for the students who weren't able to appear for it in the first place.
Along with this, the board said that the students who are unable to appear for the exams until the 7th of March, revised dates for the exams will be planned for the subjects the students have missed during that time period. High Court has ordered the schools falling under the riot stricken area to remain close till March 7.
The board mentioned, "The school principals have been requested to provide the list of such students to the Board who are not able to appear in the exams to be conducted up to 7th March 2020."