COVID-19: No Selection Tests For Candidates Of Bengal Board Class 10, 12 Exams In 2021: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Board Exams 2021: The West Bengal Government has decided not to hold selection tests for students scheduled to write state boards' Class 10 and Class 12 examinations next year.

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Kolkata: WB Board 10th, 12th Exams Live Updates: During Coronavirus pandemic, this secondary, higher secondary will be conducted without a selection test. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. In addition, the recruitment of teachers for 16,500 vacant posts will be started in December. It has been decided in the cabinet meeting to take a new TET too soon.

Usually, Selection tests for board exams in state schools are held in the third week of November. But the COVID-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down this time. 10th class students, who will sit for the secondary examination in 2021, have been able to go to school and take classes for about two and a half months. The condition of high school candidates is more critical. He could not go to school and take a class.

In this context, the Chief Minister gave permission to about 16 lakh students to sit for secondary and higher secondary without selection tests. In other words, every student studying in 10th and 12th will get direct opportunity to sit in secondary and higher secondary board exams of WBBSE and WBCHSE, said the Chief Minister.

Secondary examinations are usually held in February. High Secondary is in March. But the government has not yet decided when the test will be held. Will the test be on time, or will the test be delayed? How much will the syllabus be cut? Sources said that discussions are going on at the government level about all this.

As the year goes by, the assembly votes. Earlier, the Chief Minister also announced the appointment of teachers. Those who have passed the TET will be recruited through interviews for 18,000 vacancies. The Chief Minister has even said that he will take a new TET. About two and a half lakh applications have already been submitted for the primary TET. The government has decided that the test will be conducted offline. Those who have passed the TET will be recruited step by step.

Minister in Charge of Transport, WB, Shuvendu Adhikari, Forest Minister Rajiv Banerjee, Tourism Minister Gautam Dev and North Bengal Development Minister Rabindranath Ghosh were absent from the cabinet meeting. Among them, Gautam and Rabindranath could not attend the meeting as they were not in good condition.

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