Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the revised schedule for the HS exam as the dates have clashed with the upcoming byelections announced by the Election Commission.
The class 12 state board examinations are scheduled to be held between Apr 2 and 26.
The revision in the HS exam schedule comes as two byelections, one in Ballygunge assembly constituency and the other in Asansol Lok Sabha seat, are due to be held on April 12.
As per the revised schedule, first Bengali language and second Bengali language examinations have been scheduled to be held on April 2 and 4 respectively.
The examinations of vocational subjects will be held on April 5.
“There will be no HS exam from April 6 to April 15,” said Mamata, who apologized to the students for the inconvenience caused by the rescheduling.
“I fail to understand why these two byelections were not conducted by the Election Commission along with the five state elections held very recently,” Mamata said blasting at the poll body.
“They (EC) call election dates in phases as per the direction of the BJP,” the Chief Minister added.
The Mathematics, Psychology, Anthropology, Agronomy and History examinations will be held on Apr 16 while Economics examination will be held on April 18.
On April 19, Computer Science, Modern Computer Application, Environmental Studies, Health and Physical Education, Music and Visual Arts examinations will be held.
Examinations of Commercial Law and Preliminaries of Auditing, Philosophy, Sociology will be held on April 20 while examinations of Physics, Nutrition, Education and Accountancy will be held on April 22.
Statistics, Geography, Costing and Taxation, Home Management and Family Resource Management examinations will be held on April 23.
Chemistry, Journalism and Mass Communication, Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and French examinations will be held on April 26.
Examinations of Biological Science, Business Studies and Political Science examinations will be held on April 27.
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