Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE would be conducting the board examinations for Class 10th and 12th from March 2018. While there have been reports that CBSE is unlikely to advance the board examinations to the month of February, sources have hinted on the likelihood of examinations starting from February 26 or 27. Sources, familiar with the CBSE pattern of setting examination date sheet for class 10th and 12th boards have shared that the festival of Holi could cause the board examinations of CBSE to start from February 26 or 27th in 2018.
The festival of Holi will be celebrated across the country on March 1 and 2, 2018. Due to the festival, the CBSE board examinations, if starting from March, would be pushed further to March 3. The possibility of the examinations getting further delayed is the weekend that falls immediately after the festivities. While it may seem like just two days, said an expert, the entire date sheet gets pushed back. In order to compensate for the two holidays that cannot be avoided, the board may advance the boards by two days. In all likelihood, the board examinations would then start from February 26 or 27th, 2018. These reports, however, are pure conjectures.
Although Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the date sheets for Class 10 and 12 board exams in January 2018.
A retired senior officer shared that the Board is mindful of the festival falling often between the examinations. In its attempt to ensure that students are not too stressed, it often tries to place a gap between the examinations and the festival of Holi. However, the board cannot keep delaying board examinations. Particularly, of Class 12th. A majority of entrance examinations for engineering and medical along with other courses start in the month of April. JEE Main 2018, the national entrance examination for engineering is also scheduled for April 8, 15th and 16th. CBSE hence often tries to wrap up Class 12th science examinations in the month of March itself, without really pushing back other subjects. In effect, shared the officer, it is prudent to start the examinations two days earlier than pushing the dates back by a day.
The practical examinations for Class 10th and 12th will start from January 15, 2018. There is no confirmation from the CBSE regarding the start date of the board exams. Updates will be shared by us as and when available. Stay tuned!
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