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CBSE defers board exams in northeast Delhi

February 25, 2020 22:43 IST

The Central Board of Secondary Education has postponed the board exams for Class 10 and 12 scheduled on Wednesday in violence-affected northeast Delhi.

IMAGE: Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, on Tuesday. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo

There are a total of 86 centres in northeast Delhi.

While Class 10 students had English exam, Class 12 students had optional exams, including Web Application and Media.


"The exam will be conducted in rest parts of Delhi as per earlier schedule. A fresh date for the exam in northeast Delhi will be announced shortly," a CBSE official said on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that schools in the area would continue to be closed on Wednesday.

Sisodia, who is also the education minister of Delhi, said all internal examinations have been postponed by schools.

'In violence affected North East district, schools will be closed tomorrow as well. Internal examinations have been postponed. Have requested CBSE to postpone the board exam as well,' Sisodia tweeted.

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