The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed board exams by a week in view of the upcoming assembly elections in five states.

The Class X and XII board exams will begin on March 9, according to the new schedule released Monday.  The Class X exam will be over by April 10 and the Class XII exam will go on till April 29.

More than 16.67 lakh students are deemed to appear for CBSE Class X exams and more than 10.98 lakh will take their Class XII exams this year.

Source: The Indian Express