Madhya Pradesh School Education Department has postponed the high school, higher secondary, higher secondary vocational, diploma in pre-school education, physical training correspondence examinations by one month. These examinations will now be started from the first week of June 2021 and will be conducted till the last week.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Madhya Pradesh has postponed the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams along with other correspondence exams by a month. The MPBSE board exams 2021 were supposed to begin from April 30 for Class 10 and from May 1 for Class 12.
This has been done to avoid any over-crowding around the exam-centres and increase the risk of spreading infection.
“In order to avoid the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state and over-crowding of students around the schools and examination centres, the department has decided to postpone the exams scheduled between April 30 and May 1 for a month”, the state education department said.
Offline and online exams
It further said that “The exams will now begin in the first week of June and will be conducted till the last week of June. The complete board exams date sheet will be released later”.
On April 6, Madhya Pradesh School Education Department announced that it will be conducting Class 10 and Class 12 pre-board exams in both offline and online mode in the government schools.
The students can appear for the exams at home or through the online examination portal. Meanwhile, the Classes 9 and 11 students who will be appearing for their final exams can also exercise a similar option.
However, the state government will promote the students of Class 1 to Class 8 to their next classes on the basis of a class project. On March 30, the Madhya Pradesh government announced that all schools in the state up to Class 8 will remain shut till April 15. Earlier, on March 4, a decision was taken to shut these schools till March 31.