By A Staff Reporter Kathmandu, Aug. 8: The National Examination Board has requested all the secondary schools not to conduct grade 11 examinations until the government decides to reopen schools. The board requested all the schools to not conduct grade 11 examinations at present, considering the rising rate of coronavirus infections. The National Examination Board (NEB) issued a notice on Friday directing the schools after many of them started preparing to take grade 11 exams. It stated that the students and guardians seemed traumatised by the schools' preparations to conduct the examinations soon. The government had decided to allow the schools themselves to take exams of grade 11, which had so far been taken at the national level by NEB. Following this decision, many schools started publishing exam schedules. However, the NEB stated that the schools could take the exams before the forms for the exams of grade 12 open.