To the relief of students, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has confirmed that Board exams will be held in March 2018. The proposal to conduct the examination in the month of February has been put on hold, at least for this session.
CBSE was eager to conduct the examination in February so that the moderators could get more time to check the answer sheets. This would have lessened the errors in checking and the more accurate result could have been accessed. However, as per the statement, given by a senior CBSE official to a leading daily, they have now dropped the idea of advancing the board exams in February 2018.
Despite the cancellation of plans, the Board is still aiming to provide more time for checking of answer sheets. To do so, the Board is targets to warp up the examinations in a month by providing less gap between the exams. Even earlier, the Board has mentioned that there is no point in stretching the examination over a period of 40 to 45 days.
The examinations might not begin from March 01, 2018, because of Holi but the Board will surely begin it in the 1st week of the month. CBSE is yet to make an official statement to confirm the month of the exam. The date sheet of class 10 and 12 might be delayed due to polls. The Board has confirmed that it is waiting for the polling schedule of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, and Karnataka to be announced. Once it is out, the required changes will be made and the date sheet will be announced. The officials have confirmed that the dates for the board exams will not be delayed.
Next year will mark the return of the class 10 board exams for students studying at more than 18,000 schools affiliated to the CBSE. The CBSE class 10 board exam will be conducted after a gap of 7 years. Nearly 16 lakh students are expected to appear for Class X board exams. For class 12th, the expectation raises to 11 lakh. As per the usual course of the Board exams, it is commenced in the month of March and concludes in mid-April. However, the early closure of the examination is also likely to lead to the early announcement of the result.
CBSE will confirm all the speculations in due course of time. However, we would like to know your thoughts. CBSE should conduct the exams in February or March, what do you think? Also, should a student get more or less time between two papers? Let us know your thoughts on the matter. Do comment below.