BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: The Higher Secondary examination that was scheduled to be held on July 2, July 6 and July 8 covering 15 subjects has been cancelled. The Bengal board exams in 15 subjects was to be held in March but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
State education minister Partha Chattopadhyay on Friday announced that the Higher Secondary examinations that was to be held on July 2, July 6 and July 8 have been put off but he did not clarify if these exams would be held in the near future.
“We are cancelling these examinations following the Calcutta High Court order and recommendations of the expert committee. The Higher Secondary Council is formulating a norm to evaluate the answer sheet and publish the result by July 31. However, if any candidate is not satisfied with the process of evaluation, he/she can write to the council for sitting in the exams when normalcy returns,” the minister said.
The HS Council will soon make public the new evaluation process.
On Thursday, the remaining examinations of Class X and Class XII which were supposed to be held from July 1 in schools across India stand cancelled, the CBSE board informed the Supreme Court today. The decision was taken keeping in mind the increasing cases of coronavirus across the country, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the CBSE, said in court.