West Bengal Board Exams: The state decides not to conduct selection tests or Pre-board exams for Class 10 and 12

West Bengal Board Exams

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Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal’s Chief Minister has announced that the state shall not conduct pre-board exams for Class 10 and 12 students. The students can directly appear for the Board exams. The state also plans to start the recruitment process of teachers from the candidates who have cleared TET exams. It also is looking forward to conducting offline TET exams.

Mumbai: Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal has confirmed that the state will not be conducting any selection tests of Class 10 and 12 students this year. The news has come as big and much-needed relief for the students of West Bengal. The decision to not conduct the selection test for Madhyamik (Class 10) and Uccha Madhyamik (Class 12) Board Exams has been taken after considering the present scenario of Covid-19 pandemic.

Usually, the West Bengal state government conducts a selection test for Class 10 and Class 12 students prior to the Board exams for the selection of the students who would be allowed to appear for the Board Exams. But, for the 2020-21 sessions, it has decided not to hold the exams owing to the pandemic and increasing cases.

Mamata Banerjee, CM of West Bengal, declared that the pre-board exams will not be held in a cabinet meeting held on 11th November 2020. Mamata Banerjee said that “Students could not go to schools due to Covid-19 pandemic. The education department has taken a decision that those willing to take the 2021 Madhyamik and Uccha-Madhyamik exams will not require to clear any test. They will be allowed to sit for these (two) examinations.”

Thus, now the students can directly appear for the Board exams before appearing for the Pre-board exams. The cabinet has also announced that it shall soon start the recruitment process for over 16,500 teacher vacancies from the 20,000 candidates who have qualified the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). She also said that the state soon plans to conduct the TET exams offline.

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Neha Jain

Neha Jain is a teacher and a content writer with a good understanding of Education sector in India.

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