SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (JKSCERT) finds itself embroiled in controversy yet again as the examination saga of 8th-standard students takes a toll on their mental well-being. On Saturday, the JKSCERT announced the postponement of all papers for 8th standard exams, excluding English, due to the non-delivery of examination materials.

This marks the third instance of postponement for the 8th class exams, which were initially scheduled to commence on March 5. However, repeated delays have left students and parents frustrated and anxious.

The latest postponement comes amidst a series of logistical hurdles, including the failure to receive question papers on time. According to an official statement, the delay in dispatching examination materials, particularly for regional language subjects, has forced the JKSCERT’s hand in rescheduling exams.

The situation has reached a boiling point, with parents expressing outrage over the lack of accountability in the examination process. Demands for an inquiry into the conduct of examinations in Kashmir have intensified, with accusations of mismanagement and negligence leveled against the JKSCERT and the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE).

Parikshat Singh Manhas, chairman of the BOSE, according to reports appearing in the media cited inclement weather, Good Friday, and Holi as reasons for the recent postponements. However, his explanation failed to pacify concerns, especially considering the absence of similar requests for the 10th and 12th standard examinations.

Amidst mounting frustration, students’ mental health has emerged as a significant casualty of the ongoing uncertainty. The constant cycle of anticipation and disappointment has left many students grappling with anxiety and stress.


  1. This more than civil services exam, two times they revised the date sheets and then repeated postponements. They want destroy our children future.


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