Fake news alert: CBSE 2020 results not releasing this week
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday sought to clarify that it is yet to release the dates to announce examination results. The clarification came after a false notification had been doing the rounds on social media. According to this notification, the results were to be announced on July 11 and July 13. Here are more details.
An erroneous letter with the CBSE's letterhead had been doing the rounds on social media. The letter claimed that the results for 2020 examinations for Class XII students will be released on July 11 (Saturday) while the Class X results will be announced on July 13 (Monday). The false letter had also been published by the news agency ANI as verified information.
In an official statement, the CBSE noted, "There is a fake message being circulated with regard to the declaration of Class X and XII Board Results 2020." It added, "It is hereby clarified that the Board has not yet announced the result dates. The public is hereby advised to await the announcement on CBSE's official website or social media account."
ANI also retracted the incorrect piece of information and said the error was regretted. For authentic information regarding updates from the CBSE, you may visit cbse.nic.in or follow the Board's official Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels.
In recent weeks, the CBSE has had to issue several crucial updates. The pending 2020 exams were canceled mere days ahead of their scheduled dates. The exams were supposed to be conducted between July 1 and 15. On Tuesday, the CBSE also announced that the curriculum for Classes IX to XII will be reduced by 30% for next year's examinations.