According to an official statement by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), pending examinations for class 10 and 12 examinations will not be conducted in foreign countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“There are several CBSE schools located in 25 countries. Each of these countries is also under lockdown and/or have decided to close down the schools for various and differential lengths of time. Under such circumstances, it is felt that the Board will not be in a position to hold a differential set of exams for each of these countries,” CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said.
“Also, in the present situation, it will be difficult to bring the answer books to India for evaluation purposes. Therefore, the Board has decided to not hold any more exams for the students of class 10 and 12 schools located outside India. The system of marking or assessment for the purpose of declaring results will be worked out by the Board shortly and informed to these schools” he added.
The Board was not able to conduct exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Meanwhile in India "I have advised CBSE to conduct board exams only for 29 main subjects that are required for promotion and crucial for university admissions. Whenever CBSE is in a position to hold board exams, it shall conduct for 29 subjects by giving adequate notice. For rest of the subjects, CBSE will not hold board exams and instructions for their marking or assessment will be issued soon," said Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.