CBSE Class X, XII exams from March 9
Class X exams will end on April 10; Class XII exams will end on April 29
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 2017 examination for Class X and XII will begin on March 9.
The examinations, which are normally held in the first week of March, have been delayed this year by a week in view of the Assembly elections in five States — Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, a statement released by the CBSE said.
While a total of 16.67 lakh candidates from across 16,354 schools will appear for the Class X examinations, around 10.98 lakh candidates from 10,677 schools across the country will appear for the Class XII examinations. While the Class X exams will end on April 10, the Class XII exams will end on April 29.
The release from the CBSE also stated that the Board has made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers. It also said that the results would be declared on time as the Board has adopted several Information Technology (IT) initiatives which will aid in faster result processing.