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Pradeep Singh

Kolkata: Amid the ongoing confusion over the dates of the board examination across the country, the West Bengal government has decided to hold the class 10 and 12 board examinations in June.

The class 10 and class 12 exams will be conducted one after another, said West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to PTI on Wednesday. The class 10 (Madhyamik) exams will be held first while the class 12 (Ucchya Madhyamik) examinations after that, he said.

The class 10 and 12 board exams are usually held between February and March every year in the State.

"We have accepted the recommendations of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and the West Bengal Council of Higher Education Education on conducting the exams on later dates in view of the COVID-19 pandemic," Chatterjee said.

In case the COVID situation improves in the State, the board and the council can take decisions accordingly on holding the exams, he added.

On the other hand, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday clarified that the CBSE board examinations will be conducted post-February on view of the pandemic situation.

In view of the pandemic, the Education Minister recently said that online education has become a big challenge for students who have not attended schools and colleges for the last several months, but they should always be ready to turn this challenge into an opportunity.

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