New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the remaining board exams for Class 10 and Class 12 at over 15,000 centres across India, Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Monday. Also Read - CBSE Exams 2020 Results: This is How Board Will Calculate Marks of Class 10, 12 Students

Earlier, the CBSE was slated to hold exams at only 3,000 centres only. Moreover, the pending exams will be held at students’ schools and not at external centres, the minister had announced last week. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam Results to be Declared by July 15; Supreme Court Approves Assessment Scheme

“Number of exam centres have been increased to ensure social distancing and minimise travel,” HRD Minister Nishank said. Also Read - CTET 2020 Exam Postponed, Revised Date to be Out After 'Situation is More Conducive to Hold Exam'

The board examinations for remaining papers will commence from July 1 and conclude on July 15, 2020. Reports claimed that the government had directed the CBSE to hold papers before JEE main examinations, scheduled to be held between July 18-23.