Uttar Pradesh govt postpones Class 10, 12 exams till May 20 due to surge in COVID-19 cases

As the Covid-19 cases are getting intractable, the UP government has announced the postponement of standard 10th & 12th board exams.

The Uttar Pradesh government, on Thursday, promulgated that UP board Class 10th and 12th is postponed till the May 20, keeping in view the rising Covid-19 cases.

In this regard, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said, “Class 10th and Class 12th exams of UP board have been postponed till the 20th of May. We will hold a meeting in the first week of May to decide if we should hold the exams or explore other options,” as quoted by ANI.


Well, two days back, CBSE has also announced the cancellation of Class 10 board exams as well as the postponement of Class 12 board exams due to the uncontrollable rates of surging Covid-19 cases.

In addition to this, on Thursday, the Punjab government has declared the cancellation of class 5, 8 and 10 exams. Students will be promoted on the basis of internal assessments.

Furthermore, as per the reports of the Union Health Ministry, there is a total number of 6,22,810 cases in Uttar Pradesh while the number of active cases stands at 1,11,835.

Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced a night curfew in some of its cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, and Varanasi.

Additionally, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has tested positive for the Coronavirus. Especially, in cities like Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur, and Prayagraj, the situation has gone apparently nefarious.

The UP government has appealed not to get admitted to the hospitals if the situation is not very serious as the state is facing a lack of bed facilities in the hospitals of the above-mentioned cities.