A short video clip of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has gone viral where she was heard saying that students of classes 10 and 12 do not have to appear for state board exams in 2021. 

In the video, she also mentioned that the students will be promoted automatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The viral clip of Mamata Banerjee was taken from a press conference and is shared with a caption in Bengali that read, “মাধ্যমিক এবং উচ্চমাধ্যমিক এর পরীক্ষা হবে না (There will be no examinations for secondary and higher secondary students)”.

A dance and song saying “Mamata di once more” in Bengali has been added at the end of the video.

The video has been shared on social media where netizens have made fun of it.

However, later it was found that the viral clip of the Bengal CM is fake. It is edited and incomplete.

Video link-https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=367505734317991

The original video is over 11 minutes long. The viral portion of Mamata’s statement on state board exams appears after three minutes of playing the video.

After watching the video, it can be seen that Mamata Banerjee initially made a wrong announcement and then corrected herself.

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“Students who will be appearing for classes 10 and 12 board exams will not have to give the exams and they will be automatically allowed,” she said initially in the video.

However, later she said that the education department has decided that students appearing for classes 10 and 12 state board exams in 2021 do not have to appear for pre-board exams. They will be automatically allowed for the board exams