Kolkata: West Bengal Board Exams 2021: The Bengal government on Saturday postponed the 10th and 12th standard board exams in June indefinitely as the second wave of the Corona epidemic caught on. The government has announced the implementation of a complete lockdown from Sunday to May 30 to prevent infection in the state, after which the decision was taken.
Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said that no secondary and higher secondary examination would be held in June. He said that it is difficult to make arrangements to conduct 10th and 12th-grade board exams during the lockdown. Class X examinations were to begin on June 1 while class 12 exams were to begin from June 15.
The Chief Secretary said that the Education Department will hold a meeting with the officials of the boards to prepare a revised schedule of both the examinations.
The Department of Education had earlier announced that there would be secondary examinations from June 1. At the same time, the state’s new education minister Bratya Basu had said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will decide whether there will be secondary examinations or not. It is now clear that it is not possible to have a secondary examination. The closure of school colleges and other educational institutions in Bengal has already been announced. Several boards including CBSE, ICSE have already postponed the secondary and 12th examinations.
The secondary examination was to be held from June 1 but now the decision will be taken later.