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CBSE reschedules Class 12 exams due to polls in West Bengal, Assam
Tuesday March 15, 2016 3:22 PM, News Network

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Tuesday rescheduled three papers of the Class 12 exams due to the assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam.

According to a notice issued by the CBSE, the Class 12 Sociology exam will be held on April 23 instead of April 4 as announced earlier.

Similarly, the Sanskrit (core) and Bengali exams have been rescheduled from the earlier date April 11 to April 26.

The CBSE announcement came a day after the Calcutta University declared that it would stick to its stand of not deferring its final year exams of its three-year undergraduate courses scheduled amid the forthcoming Assembly polls.

"Keeping the interests of 50,000 students in mind, we are not giving in to the demands of the 100 or so students who wanted to postpone the examinations till after the polls. We are not changing the schedule," said varsity Pro-Vice Chancellor Swagata Sen on Monday.

The Election Commission announced on March 04, 2016 the schedule of assembly polls in four states and one union territory- Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry.

The elections will be held between April 4 and May 16. The counting of votes on all seats in five states will take place on May 19.


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