Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Friday that the CBSE optional exam may be taken in August or any other date, just in case. He also insisted that the safety of students is of paramount importance to the government. "If you are not satisfied with the assessment method, please don't worry. We are ready to take the optional exam in August. Your health is our top priority," Nishank said in a recorded video message to students, teachers and guardians Say.