In view of the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country, the Rajasthan government has taken steps to postpone the board exams conducted by the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) for Classes 10, 12, 5 and 8 until March 31.
Minister for Education, Rajasthan, Govind Singh Dotasra, said in a statement that the board exams for Class 10, 12, 5 and 8 which are conducted by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education have been put on hold till further orders. The steps have been taken as directed by the chief Minister.
Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan has tweeted that they have decided to postpone all school, college and board exams until further notice in view of Coronavirus outbreak. It has been done as part of their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. He has further said that people who are advised home isolation must be kept under strict watch. Such people should not be allowed to go out or meet others as there is risk of other people getting infected too. Also he has appreciated the management of those religious places that have taken steps to restrict public entry. His appeal to all is to stop public movement in order to contain spread of COVID-19.
News agency Press Trust of India reported that the Chief Minister has directed shutdown of all government and semi-government departments, state corporations and autonomous institutions till March 31 in the wake of the rising cases of coronavirus.
Meghna Chowdary, Secretary has issued an official notice saying exams for class 12 and 10 will be postponed and that revised dates will be published at a later point of time.
Earlier the exams for class 12 were to be held till April 3. Class 10 exams which began on March 12, 2020 was supposed to be held till March 24, 2020.
Madhya Pradesh Secondary Education Board has postponed exams till March 31st. CBSE and CISCE have also postponed exams till March 31st. JEE Main exams for April session have also been postponed.
Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (BSER) was set up in Jaipur on 4th Dec, 1957 with the formal proclamation of of the Rajasthan Secondary Education Act in 1957. In 1961, it was shifted to Ajmer. From the year 1973 it started to operate in its multiistoried building with all amenities.
The BSER took relentless efforts for raising and maintaining standards of Secondary Education in Rajasthan involving 6000 schools located in 32 districts covering about 8.5 lakhs students for Secondary and Senior Secondary Examination in the year 2000.