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Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) extended the Intermediate application submission deadline for the academic session 2021-2023 till July 3. The deadline earlier was June 29.

The application fee is Rs 350 and applicants can register through the Common Application Form (CAF) on the official website - ofssbihar.in

The Bihar board has also launched “OFSS” mobile application on Google Play store, which would allow students to check their application status and other relevant information related to the admission process.

You can apply for the exam by following these steps

Step 1: Visit the official website - ofssbihar.in

Step 2: Select 'Common Application Form For Admission In Intermediate Colleges and Schools'

Step 3: Key in your registration details and validate your email ID and mobile number.

Step 4: Log in with the details sent to your registered email ID or mobile number.

Step 5: Fill the application form, and pay the application fee

Step 6: Submit the form.

Meanwhile, Bihar Education Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary on June 28, 2021 said the educational institutions in the state will reopen in a phased manner after July 6 if the Covid-19 situation continues to improve at the same pace."We think that if the situation continues to improve at the same pace as now, life would gradually start becoming normal after 6th July. In that situation, our department thinks that our institutions should open. We'll have to open them phase-wise," said Bihar Education Minister.

Choudhary said that the final decision of opening educational institutions will be taken only after assessing the situation at that time."In the first phase, we'll open universities, in the second phase we will open secondary and higher secondary schools, in the third phase, we will open primary and middle schools. But the final decision will be taken only after assessing the situation at that time," said Vijay Kumar Choudhary.

He further said that the state government has started an initiative, a program 'Hamara Doordarshan, hamara vidyalaya' for class 1 to 5."We started an initiative, contacted Doordarshan and a program 'Hamara Doordarshan, hamara vidyalaya' started for classes 1 to 5. Web portal e-LOTS offers online textbooks on all subjects for students up to class 12. Students can access books through this portal," Bihar minister.

Educational institutions in the state have remained closed in the state since April following the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In wake of decline in COVID infections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on June 21 announced partial relaxations of lockdown curbs.

Complete lockdown in the state was imposed on May 5 after the state witnessed a surge in COVID infections. Bihar, one of the worst-hit states in the country, has been reporting a decline in daily COVID-19 cases

(With inputs from agencies)

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