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Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: The announcement of CBSE Class 10, 12 board exam dates has come as a ‘big relief’ for lakhs of students and teachers amid the COVID-19-induced disruptions.

According to school principals, the delay is exam schedule will give them enough time to prepare, reported PTI.

Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday that the CBSE board exams would be conducted for classes 10 and 12 from May 4 and conclude by June 10. Practical examinations will be conducted from March 1 and the results are expected to be announced by July 15.

"The announcement...is a student-friendly step to ease the pressure the COVID-19 pandemic has put on the student community. Students will now have enough time to prepare for the boards and improve their academic score," PTI quoted Alka Kapur, Principal, Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh as saying.

"Furthermore, they might even get an opportunity to appear at least once for physical exams in the school and will also have enough time to get their doubts solved before the board exams in May. This will definitely boost their confidence," she added.

Even though the board exams are scheduled later than usual, the announcement has brought clarity. "...we would be geared up.... We will be aligning our students' preparation and staff accordingly," Sangeeta Hajela, Principal of DPS Indirapuram said.

"The exam schedule released by the ministry is student-friendly and gives enough time to students to prepare well. The timely announcement of schedule has given a big relief to students and teachers all across India and CBSE schools abroad," said Jyoti Arora, Principal of Mount Abu School.

"The proposed date of result announcement is also appropriate and justified in the present circumstances, she added.

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