NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that the Grade 10 and class 12 board exams 2019 will be held in the month of February next year in order to reduce the eventual exam period for ‘core academic’ subjects.
Reportedly, CBSE has confirmed that the board exams for all core academic subjects for the year 2019 will continue to be held in March, as has been the case in previous years adding that CBSE is likely to inform the schools about the new schedule shortly.
The decision to conduct board exams for vocational subjects has been taken after the Delhi high Court order dated July 11, 2018 that Delhi university should fix the cut off dates for admission to under graduate courses only after declaration of CBSE result including result for re-evaluation.
Following the order, the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had also instructed both the varsity and CBSE to comply with the court’s directions.
There are about 40 skill education courses being offered by the CBSE in class 12 and 10 and around 2.8 million students are registered to appear for CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 examinations in 2019.