"The students have been impatiently waiting for the schedule for pending exams. It has been decided today that the exams will be conducted from July 1 to 15," Pokhriyal said.
CBSE class 10, 12 board exams, which were postponed due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown, will now be conducted from July 1 to 15, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said.
"The students have been impatiently waiting for the schedule for pending exams. It has been decided today that the exams will be conducted from July 1 to 15," he said.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce a detailed schedule of the exams later in the evening.
The JEE Main 2020 examination will be held between July 18 and 23, 2020, said Nishank earlier.
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Here, the exam will be held on July 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23. JEE Main was scheduled to be held in April 2020 but had to be postponed due to the rise in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
JEE Advanced which follows the main examination will be held in August 2020, the minister added.
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