India, April 1 -- The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct its Class X and XII exams for only 29 main subjects that are required for promotion and crucial for admission in higher education institutions.

This is the advice that Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has given to the premier board as lakhs of students find themselves in a state of limbo with their annual exams disrupted due to the coronavirus crisis.

In a tweet, Nishank said that due to the current situation, the CBSE will conduct board examinations for only 29 main subjects which are required for promotion and crucial for admissions to the next session.

"For rest of the subjects the board will not hold examinations, ...