CBSE Announces New Dates For Board Exams in Riot-hit North East Delhi

by Asmita Kundu, March 10, 2020

CBSE or the Central Board of Secondary Education has declared the new examination schedule for those exams which had been postponed in the schools of North East Delhi due to the recent violence.  A senior official of CBSE has stated: “The exams in the area for class 12 will begin on 31-March-2020 and conclude on April 14, while exams for class 10 will begin on 21-March-2020 and conclude on 30-March-2020.” 

For CBSE class 10 students, English and Hindi examinations have been postponed to 21-March-2020 (Saturday) and 30-March-2020 (Monday) respectively. CBSE class 12 students missed the papers of Physics, Accountancy, History, Chemistry, and Political Science.

At the end of February, rioting took place in the North East Delhi and due to which many schools had been shut at that time to avoid unnecessary circumstances. 

That led to the cancellation of a few exams from 26-February-2020 to 29-February-2020. On Monday, 2-March-2020, the exam resumed. According to CBSE, 98 per cent attendance was reported. 

New schedule for CBSE Board exams for Delhi 2020

According to a PTI report, the CBSE official further said: "For candidates who are in a position to appear for the board examinations, it would be very stressful and cause immense anxiety if the examinations are further postponed. The incidents that have unfolded in the last few days have affected some of our students".

Meanwhile, a private school and its students had even sent a summons to the Central Board of Secondary Education for postponement of the exams. In response to that, the Delhi High Court had issued an order to the CBSE to come up with a long term plan for the future if such violence occurs in any district. 

Meanwhile, the exams were conducted as per the original exam schedule from 2-March-2020 onwards because the further delay would affect every student’s prospect of the admission into various courses and colleges. However, 53 people were killed and more than 200 people were injured in the rioting incident in the northeast part of the capital, as per the Delhi government. 

CBSE students of north-east Delhi, who could not appear in the Class 10th and Class 12th board exams, can check the latest dates on the official website of the CBSE (

Students can download Free Study material from Vedantu website 

- NCERT Solutions

- Revision Notes

- Previous Year Question Paper 

- Sample Paper