"Students studying in classes IX & XI will be promoted to next class/grade based on the school-based assessments including projects, periodic tests, term exams, etc. conducted so far. Students not promoted this time can appear in school-based tests, online or offline," Nishank tweeted.
"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, assessment will be issued soon," the minister said.
Schools across India have been shut in the wake of the Coronavirus
outbreak and the board examinations for class X and XII had been put on hold after the 21-day lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Delhi government had earlier announced promoting all students in class I-VII without examinations.