PRAYAGRAJ, Aril 8 (HS): Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP), Prayagraj has postponed the class 10 and 12 board exams on Wednesday due to the upcoming Panchayat elections. The examinations were earlier scheduled to be held from April 24, however, the same will now be conducted from May 8 to 28. CBSE, CISCE, and other boards have also postponed their exams to be held in May-June due to the pandemic. The UP panchayat elections are scheduled to be held in four phases on April 15, 19, 26, and 29, the board officials have therefore postponed the board exam. The board exams of high school and intermediate will kick off together on May 8 but former and latter are scheduled to culminate on May 25 and May 28 respectively.
Hint about the probable decision was drooped by State deputy CM Dinesh Sharma who had said that the panchayat elections require more staff for which school teachers are deputy on duty. “Teachers’ duties are also imposed in the elections, so the Election Commission had requested to change the dates of the examination,” Sharma had said at Lucknow University earlier.
Since the counting of votes will be held on May 2, the examinations are starting on May 8 and concluding by May 28. Over 56 lakh students will be appearing for UP Board class 10 and 12 exams. This year, a total of 56,03,813 students have registered for the Class 10 and 12 board exams. Out of the total students, 29,94,312 students have registered for Class 10 board exams while 26,09501 for the intermediate exams. A total of 31,47,793 boys and 24,56,020 girls will be writing the UP board exams in 2021.