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UP Board exams 2021 likely to be held in April-May: Dy CM – education

UP 2021 Board Exams: Shortly after Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced Thursday that CBSE Class 10 and 12 board exams will take place May 4 through June 10, people are now waiting for Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad to declare the dates for the UP Board exams, which will see more than 50 lakhs of students writing it across the state.

Senior Deputy Minister and Secondary Education Minister Dinesh Sharma said: “Much will depend on the dates of the next Panchyat elections in the state. The exams will most likely take place between April and May. A meeting with senior officials is scheduled in the next fortnight where we will make some decisions about the dates of the board’s examinations.

The first pre-board exam for high school and middle school students in the district is scheduled for January 15-25, and the second pre-board exam will begin March 1-10, according to an order issued by Mukesh Kumar Singh, District Inspector of Schools (DIoS), Lucknow.

While the Covid-19 outbreak forced the board of CBSE and ICSE to cancel some of the assignments and students got average grades based on the grades obtained in other subjects. It did not affect UP’s board examinations, however, as they were concluded long before the curfew was imposed in Janata on March 22 and the shutdown that followed thereafter.

The result of UP’s board examination was declared on June 27 ahead of the CBSE and ICSE results. This year, a total of 30,24,480 students enrolled in high school, of these 27,72,656 who appeared in those who passed 23.09,802. A total of 25, 86,339 were enrolled in the intermediate exams, in which 24,84,479 were presented and 18,54,099 passed.

The UP board curriculum, for classes 9 to 12, has been reduced by 30% in the absence of regular classroom teaching due to Covid-19, as only classes are taught online, the deputy minister said Principal Dinesh Sharma.

“The remaining 70% of the curriculum was divided into three parts. The first part was the online classroom teaching and lessons delivered through Doordarshan. The second was based on self-study by the students themselves, and the third was project work that teachers assigned to students from time to time, ”he said.

The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP), commonly known as the UP Board, has extended the last date for online submission of examination forms to January 5, for both regular and private students in classes 10 and 12.

Deputy CM said that the decision was made as a result of the prevailing situation due to the pandemic. He said candidates can upload exam forms online with the late fee to appear on the exam. Candidates can upload their academic data to the UP Board’s upmsp.edu.in portal after depositing the exam and late fees.

Sharma further said that candidates could send all their documents, including photos, to the district inspector of schools (DIoS) office no later than January 10.

Deputy CM also said that for admission to classes 9 and 11, candidates can deposit their registration fee, the last date of which has been extended until January 10. Interested candidates must deposit Rs 50 in the state treasury and complete all formalities on Parishad’s website and deposit their documents at the DIoS office before January 15th.

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