Punjab Board PSEB revises exam schedule; to conduct Class 10, 12 exams from April 1

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana |

Updated: March 21, 2020 12:18:56 pm

PSEB class 10, 12 exams 2020: As per the release issued by the PSEB, the pending board exams for classes 5, 10 and 12 will now be held April 1 onwards. Representational image/ file

PSEB class 10, 12 exams 2020: A day after postponing the pending board exams as a precautionary measure due to Covid-19 outbreak, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) announced the revised schedule on Friday. As per the release issued by the PSEB, the board exams for classes 5, 10 and 12 will now be held April 1 onwards. The two class 5 exams, which remain pending, will be held on April 1 (Hindi/Urdu) and April 3 (maths).

The pending exams for class 10 will be held from April 3 to 23. For class 10, all exams are pending except Punjabi (A) which was held on March 17. The pending exams for class 12 will be held from April 3 to 18 which includes physical education and sports, home science, maths, economics, music (tabla), fundamentals of e-business, computer science, political science, physics, business studies, geography and history. (as per stream).

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JR Mehrok, controller (examination), PSEB, informed that students can check detailed fresh date-sheets for pending examinations on the board website, pseb.ac.in. Exams for class 10 and 12 will be held at the external centres as allotted earlier. He added that a revised date sheet for pending practical exams will be announced later as the situation unfolds. The written board exams for class 8 have concluded, while the practicals are pending.

In the earlier directives for the Punjab schools, the government had ordered holidays only for children till March 31 and staff, including teachers, were still reporting for administrative work and evaluation of answer sheets.

In the written orders issued by the PSEB, teachers have been allowed to take answer sheets for classes 5 and 8 with them and evaluate them at their homes. With the state government announcing the ban on public transport from Saturday, teachers reporting from villages expressed that the move came as a relief.

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