WB 12th Board Exam 2020 Update: According to the latest update, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has announced that all pending papers of 12th Class Board Exam or HS / Uccha Madhyamik Exam will now be held in June 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdown. She also confirmed that 11th Class students as well as college students will be promoted to the next academic semester / grade without exams, as per media reports. The decision to hold pending exams of WBCHSE Board for WB 12th / HS Class students comes in the light of the recent extension in the COVID-19 lockdown announced by PM Modi until 3rd May 2020. Earlier, West Bengal CM had also announced that all schools and colleges in the state will remain closed until 10th June 2020.
Exams Delayed due to Coronavirus Outbreak
According to the official schedule announced earlier, the WB 12th Exam 2020 were scheduled to be held from 13th March 2020 and conclude on 27th March 2020. However, they were postponed until 15th April 2020 due to national lockdown announced due to coronavirus outbreak. However, with extension in the lockdown the exams have been postponed further and revised dates for the same will be announced by the WBCHSE Board soon after lockdown is lifted.
Madhyamik Exams Concluded, Evaluation Work in Progress
While WB CM has confirmed details about Uccha Madhyamik Exam and Promotion of 11th Class students, she has not provided any details about WB Madhyamik Result 2020 that is awaited by the students. Madhyamik Exam i.e. WB 10th Class Exam 2020 was concluded by the state board i.e. WBBSE before the commencement of lockdown. Currently, the evaluation work for the same is going on to ensure timely declaration of WB 10th Result 2020 once the lockdown is lifted. However, neither the board nor the state government has yet confirmed any date for the declaration of results. But, sources close to the board have hinted that as evaluation work is already in progress WB Madhyamik results will be declared within two weeks of lifting of lockdown in mid-May.