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Tripura board defers Classes X & XII exams in view of COVID-19 surge

AGARTALA: The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) has postponed the Class X and XII examinations in view of the COVID-19 situation in the state.

“Looking in the uprising situation of COV1D-I9 pandemic all over the country, as well as in our state and also taking into account the safety and health of the students, it will not be judicious to hold ensuing H.S. (+2 Stage) and Madhyamik Examination w.e.f. May 18 and May 19, 2021 respectively,” a TBSE circular said.

“The Examination Committee recommends to postpone these examinations for the time being and propose to hold the examination when the situation will be conducive with two weeks’ notice,” the circular added.

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“Members advise all candidates to utilize this period to get prepared more competently. This is for information of all concerned teachers, students and guardians associated with Madhyamik and H.S. ( +2 Stage) Examination 2021,” a press communiqué issued by the TBSE said.

Confirming the development, Tripura education minister Ratan Lal Nath tweeted, “As per decision of TBSE the board examinations of class X & XII has been postponed for the time being until further notice. My message to all the students to be prepared for the examination as when the situation will be fruitful the examination will be conducted.”

Unlike the Central Borad of Secondary Education (CBSE), he, however, added that the examinations will be held when the situation permits.

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The decision, which was on the expected lines after the school examinations were postponed, was taken during a meeting of the examination committee of the TBSE today.

The examinations of the colleges and universities of the state have also been postponed.

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