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As soon as the election schedules for five states namely Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur were declared, there was a lot of confusion & speculation that whether there may be delay in CBSE Board Exams 2017, which usually is conducted in the month of March every year. While there was news that the exams won’t be affected due to elections, a recent official press note from CBSE says otherwise. According to CBSE’s recent press note, the main exams will commence from 9th March instead of 1st March.

The elections in the aforementioned states are scheduled to begin from 4th February for which the counting of votes will be held on March 11th. This is going to clash with the Board Exam dates declared by CBSE. With such clashes in dates, it is understandable that news of delay in CBSE board exams will trouble the already anxious student fraternity.

According to some reports, CBSE had written to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, regarding the same concern, wherein they had asked the CEC to keep in mind the schedule of the Board Exams while setting the dates for the assembly polls in the five states. Previously the exams were supposed to start from March 1st, 2017, and no exams were to be scheduled on March 4th, 8th and 11th i.e. the dates when voting is scheduled. But, that has changed now.

The exact schedule for both Class 10th as well as for Class 12th Board Examinations will be officially released next week. Some ISC and ICSE examinations might also get rescheduled because their dates are coinciding with the polling days, though no official information has yet been shared regarding this.

While an announcement of this scale might affect students’ prep schedules, students should not lose focus. Toppr wishes All the best for your exams. You are going to kill it! Stay updated for more news regarding the Board Exams & Competitions through Toppr.

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