President Kovind Wishes 28 Lakh Candidates Of Board Exams


New Delhi: More than 28 lakh candidates will appear for class 10 and 12 examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education from Monday, a CBSE official. A total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for class X examination, while 11,86,306 candidates have registered for class XII examination.

On the eve of the first day of Class 10 and 12 board examinations, President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday extended his wishes to the students appearing for these exams.

“As school board examinations begin all over the country, best wishes to the boys and girls taking the exams as well as to their families. I am confident your hard work, focused preparations and honesty of effort will take you far,” President Kovind tweeted.

Class 10 and 12 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will begin taking their board exams from Monday, March 5. According to the date sheet released by the CBSE in January, the exams for Class 10 students will conclude on April 4, while the Class 12 students’ examinations will continue till April 12.

The class X board examination has been reintroduced from this year after the government decided to do away with the Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) adopted earlier. The exam will be conducted at 4,453 centres across India and 78 centres outside India. Similarly, for class XII, the exam will be held at 4,138 centres in India and 71 centres abroad.