The examinations were scheduled to start on May 12 but were indefinitely postponed due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly two months after cancelling the annual exams of Class 10 and Intermediate first year (Class 11), the government announced cancellation of Class 12 exams.
While a majority of the teachers want the exams to be conducted, a section of parents have opposed to such school of thought.
The exam, which will take place in the third week of July, will have one multi-choice question paper for mathematics, science and social science and one more question paper for languages, Kumar said.
Both the boards had postponed the class 12 exams scheduled in May-June in view of the aggressive second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both CBSE and ICSE had also cancelled class 10 exams
In a letter to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Ficci President Uday Shankar said an alternate solution should be devised to determine academic progression.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As per the datesheet, the exams for class 10 will conclude on June 7, while those for class 12 will conclude on June 10.
The Minister further said there was no proposal before the government to cut short the syllabus from classes-one to nine as an alternative academic schedule has been finalised.
On Thursday evening, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank made an official announcement with regard to the dates of the examinations.