UP Board Class 10, 12 Exams 2021: After the CBSE, the UP government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made a huge announcement on the UP Board Class 10, 12 Exams 2021. The government has decided to postpone the exams in view of the alarming rise in the COVID-19 cases in the state. More details can be found on the official website of the board, https://upmsp.edu.in/.
The development comes just days after Adityanath himself tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to isolate himself. “Due to a steady increase in COVID-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to postpone Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations and has said that the new dates will be decided in May after reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the state. For students of Classes 1 to 12, classroom teaching will remain suspended till May 15. No exam will be held during this period. The UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 examinations will be held after May 20 and the new time table will be decided in the first week of May,” NDTV quoted a statement from the government.
Earlier, the CBSE had cancelled its Class 10 exams and postponed Class 12 exams after demands from Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul Gandhi and actor Sonu Sood.
Last year, the UP board had decided to toughen its rules for the exam centres for this year’s board exams in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several UP cities have reported an alarming rise in coronavirus cases with the state capital Lucknow bearing the maximum brunt. A video of burning pyres in Lucknow had gone viral on social leaving the state government red-faced. Faced with embarrassment, the government had ordered the barricading of the crematoriums located in Lucknow.
About the UP Board
The Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, commonly known as the UP Board conducts examinations for Class 10 and 12 and is considered the highest board for high school and intermediate level examinations in Asia in terms of the number of students appearing every year. At present there are more than 22,000 secondary schools recognized by the board and it conducts the examinations and prepares results of nearly 64 lakh students.
To be able to dispense its responsibility on such a huge scale, the board operates from its multiple regional offices in Meerut, Varanasi and Bareilly along with the head office in Allahabad. Headed by Shri Nath Verma, Education Director and Nina Srivastava, Secretary, the board conducts most of its activities related to the exams online. From notifications regarding UP Board exams/exam centers to the announcement of results and release of merit list – everything is made available online.