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Coronavirus News Highlights: CBSE cancels class 10 board exams, postpones class 12 exams

Coronavirus News Highlights: CBSE cancels class 10 board exams, postpones class 12 exams

Coronavirus News Highlights: CBSE cancels class 10 board exams, postpones class 12 exams
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Coronavirus News Updates: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday cancelled class 10 exams and postponed class 12 exams in view of surge in COVID-19 cases. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The exams were scheduled to be held from May 4. The board exams for class 10 are cancelled. The result will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion developed by the board, a Ministry of Education (MoE) official said.

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