New Delhi: The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) has announced that Madhyamik or Class 10 board examination will commence from June 1, 2021. The board exams for West Bengal Higher Secondary (HS) or Class XII will be conducted from June 15. Usually, these exams are held between February and March every year, but due to the pandemic, the crucial papers have been deferred this year.Also Read - Ravi Kiran Realty's Properties To Be Auctioned By SEBI To Recover Investors' Money

Earlier on Wednesday, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said that board examinations will be held in June and one exam will be held after another. Also Read - West Bengal Covid Update: Existing Restrictions and Relaxations to Continue till December 15

On the other hand, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 board exam dates will be announced on Thursday, December 31 at 6 pm. Also Read - KMC Polls 2021: TMC Releases Candidate List For KMC Elections, Drops 39 Sitting Councillors

“I will announce the date when the exams will commence for students appearing for CBSE board exams in 2021,” the minister tweeted yesterday.

Following this, students across the country requested Nishank to defer the examinations till May or June. They narrated their ordeal on the micro-blogging site and cited lack of preparations due to closure of schools.