Himachal Board Exam Date 2020: There is an important update for class 12th students of Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education who have been waiting for any announcement regarding their pending board exam for Geography. As per the latest update from the HPBOSE, the pending class 12th geography exam will be conducted across the state on 8th June 2020. More than 4,400 students are expected to appear for the exam which will be conducted across 303 designated examination centres. This also includes the State Open School students.  An official notification regarding the same has already been published on the official website of the board. So, the students must log-on to the official website @ www.hpbose.org for any information and details pertaining to the upcoming class 12th geography exam. 

HPBOSE Exams 2020: Detailed Guidelines Issued For Geography Exam

As per the guidelines issued by the HPBOSE Exam 2020, the exam will start at 8.45 AM on 8th June 2020 and will continue till 12.00 noon. All the safety guidelines issued by the HP Government will be applicable at all examination centres across the state. Students will be required to reach the examination centre at least half an hour before the scheduled commencement of the exam. They will then have to wash their hands effectively use the soap and sanitiser at the centre and only then will they be allowed to enter the examination centre. Check | HPBOSE 12th Results 2020 (Out): HP Board 12th Result Declared, Direct Link To Check 12th Result

Moreover, the students and the teachers will have to mandatorily wear face masks during the exam, and they will not be allowed to remove the face mask until they have left the examination centre. The seating arrangement at the examination centre will keep in mind the social distancing norms, and all the students and staff members will have to strictly adhere to it. Check >> HP Board Result 2020: Answer Sheet Evaluation Begins, Class 12 Students To Get Grace Marks

Students who have travelled to their hometowns or are presently in another district in the state will be allowed to appear for the exam at an examination centre near their home.

HPBOSE Exams 2020: Exams For Other Subjects Will Not Be Conducted

The HPBOSE Exam 2020 has issued a notification stating that the exams for various subjects like Yoga, Computer Science and various other vocational subjects will not be conducted. The board will award marks for the exams that are not being conducted based on the performance of the students in the compulsory subjects. Check >> NIOS Exam Dates 2020 Released For 10th, 12th Class: Check Complete Schedule Here

Students should now plan their preparations for the upcoming geography exam for class 12th being conducted by HPBOSE Exam 2020. Parents must also sensitise the children regarding observation of the social distancing norms as well as usage of face masks and hand sanitisers. For any further information, students must refer to the official website of the HPBOSE only.


There is an extremely important update for the students of class 12th studying under the Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education. As per the latest announcement made by the HPBOSE, the students of class 12th in the state will only have to appear for the geography exam. Other exams that were pending like Physical Science, Computer Science and Yoga have now been cancelled. Now instead students will be awarded marks for these exams based on their scores in the compulsory exams.

The board has issued a statement that these exams have been cancelled because a large number of students will appear for these exams, thus increasing the risk of Coronavirus infection. As social distancing helps control the spread of the infection, it is better to cancel these exams. The exam for Geography is being conducted because of the relatively lesser numbers of examinees who will be appearing for the Geography exam. It is expected that around 4,345 examinees will appear for the exam.


HP 12th Board Exams: Dates For Geography Exam Soon


While announcing the cancellation of other exams, the board tweeted that, “The cancellation of the subjects is due to the large number of candidates appearing for those subjects.” The final dates for the Geography exam have not yet been announced by the board. As per the reports, the dates for the class 12th geography exam will be announced in a few days.

The statement from the HPBOSE also mentions that all the schools have been instructed to confirm the locations of the students who will be given the option of appearing for the Geography exam at a location near where they are present.


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Due to the increasing threat of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state, the HPBOSE has to reschedule the pending exams due to the nationwide lockdown. These exams were to be conducted from 23rd to 26th March originally but had to be deferred. As the lockdown kept on getting extended, it was becoming difficult for the HP Board to conduct these exams while ensuring the social distancing norms.


In the meanwhile, the evaluation process for the class 10th and class 12th board exams has already started. As per the updates, the results for the class 10th board exams are expected by mid-June 2020, and the final results for the class 12th exams are expected to be declared by the end of June 2020.

In the meantime, as the schools in the state have been closed since the lockdown and will not be opening till at least 31st May 2020, students have been advised to continue their studies through the available online resources.