The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) has postponed its matriculation and intermediate exams by two days due to the upcoming Global Investors’ Summit (GIS).
The exams were scheduled to begin on February 16, but the dates clashed with the state’s flagship event ‘ Momentum Jharkhand’.
JAC officials said the exams scheduled on February 16-17 would now be conducted on March 2-3, respectively.
Class 10 students were to take their music exam on February 16 and Hindi on February 17. Class 12 students had their geology paper on February 16 and vocational papers the next day. The remaining schedule for the exam will remain unchanged, officials said.
JAC chairperson Arvind Singh said the decision was taken to avoid any inconvenience to the students.
“Students could have faced problems in reaching their centres due to changed traffic rules. We thought, it was better to change the dates,” he added.
The JAC exams, which will see participation of more than 8 lakh students this year and will conclude on March 7.
The city has been decked up for the GIS on February 16 and 17. The event will see participation of over 3000 delegates from across the world and more than 11 union ministers. Prime minister Narendra Modi too will address the summit through video conferencing.