Rumours about HSC exam result dates add to Mumbai students’ stress
Mumbai city news: This year, the results of the CBSE, ICSE and Maharashtra state board exams are off-schedule, as the exams were delayed on account of polls in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.Updated: May 26, 2017 11:20 IST
On Thursday, a news website sent students and teachers in a tizzy when it said the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam results would be announced at 1pm.
The same site had earlier wrongly reported that the Class 12 CBSE results would be out on May 24.
Several such unconfirmed reports and messages posted by online news sites are declaring result dates for the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams — a different date every day — and adding to the students’ stress.
This year, the results of the CBSE, ICSE and Maharashtra state board exams are off-schedule, as the exams were delayed on account of polls in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
“After reading a report on an online site that results will be declared today (Thursday), I put everything aside and waited for them. I even informed my friends about it, but even after 1pm there was no sign of it,” said Chintan Makwana, who studied at the Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Commerce and Science.
He said there are many sites claiming different result dates and this was confusing and misleading students.
“As a result, we are all confused about the accurate date,” he added.
School principals are now advising students not to fall prey to such rumours, or panic about the delay.
“We were expecting the results to be late this year as the exams ended a week late. There is no reason to panic,” said Deepshikha Srivastava, the principal at Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri, a CBSE school.
Last year, CBSE Class 12 results were announced on May 21. Srivastava said: “As the exams ended late, we completed corrections only by May 7 or 8, instead of May 1. So it is natural for the board to take time to compile the results.”
Suresh Nair, the principal at Vivek Vidyalaya (SSC), also asked students to breathe easy.
“The board will announce result dates at least a day in advance on its official website,” said Nair.
“I appeal to websites to stop predicting result dates, and wait for the official announcement.”