Centre directs CBSE to provide automatic promotion to all students from classes 1 to 8

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The automatic promotion has been recommended in view of the current situation created by COVID-19 outbreak across the country. 

Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted that The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been advised to promote all the students studying in classes 1 to 8 automatically as regular schedules of exams have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

"In view of the current situation due to #COVID19, I have advised @cbseindia29 to promote all students studying in classes I-VIII to the next class or grade," the minister tweeted.  

All students studying in classes I-VIII will be promoted to the next class or grade," he added.

The minister said that students of class 9 and 11 will be promoted on school-based assessments conducted so far. Those not promoted this time can appear in school based tests online or offline. "Students studying in classes IX & XI will be promoted to next class/grade based on the school-based assessments including projects, periodic tests, term exams, etc. conducted so far. Students not promoted this time can appear in school-based tests, online or offline," Nishank tweeted.

The CBSE will conduct class 10 and 12 examinations for only 29 main subjects which are crucial for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions, the minister was quoted by Firstpost as saying.  

For rest of the subjects, CBSE will not hold board exams and instructions for their marking, assessment will be issued soon, he said.

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