Remaining Exams Cancelled for CBSE Schools Outside India

Last time IISJ postponed Board Exams was during the 2011 earthquake.


India’s Central Board of Secondary Education announced this week that the remainder of the 10th and 12th grade Board Exams will be cancelled. The Exams had been postponed earlier as a precautionary measure against spreading the coronavirus infection. The cancellation applies to CBSE schools outside India only.

According to the press release issued by the CBSE, the Exams were cancelled because it would not be “in a position to hold differential set of exams for each of these countries.” Also, getting the answer sheets mailed back to India pose a problem. “Therefore, the Board has decided to not hold any more exams for the students of class 10 and 12 schools located outside India,” the press release added.

The last time IISJ postponed Board Exams was in 2011 during the March 11 earthquake. At the time, the 12th graders were in the midst of taking their English exam. According to Mr. Suresh Shrestha, IISJ obtained special permission from the CBSE to cancel the exam and rescheduled it for April 25, 2011.

The cancellation affects 10th and 12th grade Computer Science and 12th grade Business Studies.