New Delhi: Class 12th board examinations have been postponed by the Mizoram government once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exams will now be conducted from July 1, an official said. Also Read - Mizoram Jolted by Second Earthquake in Less Than 12 Hours; PM, HM Speak to Chief Minister

The remaining class-12 examinations will now be held between July 1 and 3, according to a notification issued by the Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) on Tuesday. Also Read - Mizoram Extends Total Lockdown in Aizwal Till June 30 in View of Rising COVID Cases | All You Need to Know

As per the schedule, the examinations of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) for remaining subjects in arts, science and commerce streams were supposed to be conducted from June 16 after these were postponed in April. Also Read - Earthquake of Magnitude 5.1 Strikes Mizoram, Second One in Less Than Week Time, no Damage Reported  

The examinations were suspended in March due to the lockdown. The MBSE had, earlier, announced the resumption of the board examinations from April 22, which triggered stiff opposition from students citing various inconveniences amid the nationwide lockdown.

The authorities postponed it following an appeal by the central government to put on hold the examinations due to the lockdown.

Meanwhile, the compartmental examinations for class-10 will also be held on July 1, the notification said.