New Delhi: Postponing by a week due to the scheduled state elections, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the final date sheet of Class X and Class XII 2017 main examinations on its official website.
According to the Date Sheet released on the CBSE website, Class X and Class XII both exams will begin on March 09, 2017. But, while the Class X exam will end on April 10, the Class XII 2017 exam will continue till April 29.
"The annual examinations of class X and XII will be conducted by CBSE from 9th March 2017, in view of the state assembly elections being conducted in five states of Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh", the CBSE said in a statement.
"The board has given careful consideration to the situation before postponing the exams by a week which will now allow the students to get more time for the preparation and ensure uninterrupted sequence of ex aminations", the CBSE added.
"The board has made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers and also ensured that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam (JEE) and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams", it said.
"The annual exam result will be declared on time as the board has adopted several IT initiatives which will aid in faster result processing", the board said.
The CBSE further said that a total of 16,67,573 students of 16,354 schools will appear for the Class X exam to be held at 3,974 centres.
The board also said that a total of 10,98,420 students of 10,677 schools will sit for Class XII exams to be held at 3,503 centres.