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West Bengal govt cancels pending exams for classes 10 and 12

West Bengal government has canceled the remaining papers of class 12 exams in the view of coronavirus pandemic. The exams which were to be held on the 1st and 2nd weeks of July has been cancelled keeping the student’s safety in mind. The state education minister Partha Chatterjee said that this decision was taken by the recommendations by an expert team formed by the government.

The minister added that “For us, the safety and well-being of students remain the topmost priority. We were making all arrangements to hold the exams on July 2, 6, and 8, but as the coronavirus is spreading, we are left with no alternatives.”

This announcement came after the Supreme Court’s verdict on the CBSE exams. The state informed that it shall inform the marking scheme later.

Education Minister also said that the council shall announce the mode of evaluation of canceled exams. The exams were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The results shall be declared on July 21.

Mr. Chatterjee also said that the candidate can appeal to the HS council if he/she has any reservations for the evaluation of the exams. They can write the exams later when the situation gets better.

The government said that only a few papers were held from conducting. These include education, physics, nutrition, accountancy, Sanskrit, chemistry, economics, mass communication, Persian, Arabic, French, statistics, costing and taxation, home management and family resource management.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that the lockdown has been extended till July 31, with the present relaxations. All the educational institutions will be closed till July 31.

The ministers told the reporters that the universities shall decide on the methods of evaluations and how to proceed on with the fore coming academic tenure. The university shall decide upon these factors keeping the safety and health precautions in mind.

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