The Punjab State government has today announced that all Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) class 10th students would now be promoted to the next class on the basis of pre-board exam result along with 5th and 8th class students. That means, PSEB 10th class exam 2020 have been cancelled i.e., would not be held at all, even if the lockdown ends.
Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab stated, “We have decided to promote the class 5th, 8th and 10th class students to next class on the basis of pre-board result.” As for the class 12th exams and results, the minister said that Punjab govt will follow the central government’ guidelines on that.
- PSEB 5th, 8th and 10th class exams have been cancelled. Therefore, no PSEB result for these classes in 2020.
- Class 5th students would be promoted to 6th class, 8th class students to 9th, and 10th class students to 11th.
- The evaluation whether a student is promoted or not, is to be done on the basis of his/her performance in the pre-board exam results.
The complete details are yet to be revealed as the CM has only made the announcement just now.
What happens to the students who failed in pre-board exams? questions like these will be answered when the Punjab School Education Board releases the detailed guidelines. Expect the official press release from PSEB at its website within a day or two. We are updating the news live as we get more information.
The PSEB had originally scheduled the 10th class examinations from March 20th to April 13th, 2020 but the same were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led the Indian government to enforce country-wide lockdown from March 24. Another schedule was announced to conduct 10th exams from April 3rd-23rd, 2020, but the extension of lockdown deferred that schedule also. And today, on May 8, 2020, Punjab CM made it officials by announcing the news through Twitter.
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