Mamata Banerjee announces revised HS examination schedule as dates clash Bengal bypolls
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the revised schedule for the Higher Secondary (HS) examinations (for class 12) 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 examination schedule comes as two byelections, one in Ballygunge assembly constituency and the other in Asansol Lok Sabha seat, are due to be held on Mar 12.
As per the revised schedule, first Bengali language and second Bengali language examinations have been scheduled to be held on Apr 2 and 4 respectively.
The examinations of vocational subjects will be held on Apr 5.
"There will be no examinations from Apr 6 to Apr 15," said Banerjee, who apologised 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," Banerjee 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 Apr 18.
On Apr 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 Apr 20 while examinations of Physics, Nutrition, Education and Accountancy will be held on Apr 22.
Statistics, Geography, Costing and Taxation, Home Management and Family Resource Management examinations will be held on Apr 23.
Chemistry, Journalism and Mass Communication, Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and French examinations will be held on Apr 26.
Examinations of Biological Science, Business Studies and Political Science examinations will be held on Apr 27.