CBSE recently released the board examination datasheet for class 10 and 12. Most of the students have moved to different cities or to their respective hometowns away from schools. Many have been stranded away by the authorities during the lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
Schooling and education are harshly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst such a situation, CBSE made an announcement that students of class 10 and 12 can appear in exams from the cities they are currently in. This announcement comes as a relaxation ina scenario of chaos.
The HRD Minister tweeted that the students who were not in the same district as centers for their board exams due to the lockdown can appear from their city of convenience and that he had advised CBSE to shift their exam centers to their current city.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank also advised the students to get in touch with their respective schools for further information.
CBSE has also expanded its list of examination centers form 3000 to 13000. This has been done to facilitate students in choosing examination centers from a wider choice of venues. This will also make it much easier compared to adhere to the social distancing norms and implement all other guidelines effectively.
Those students who study in coaching centers in order to prepare for competitive exams simultaneously, or those studying in residential schools will be benefited by this move. They earlier had their examination centers in there only but now they had moved to their home towns or different cities due to the imposition of lockdown.
This choice of convenient exam center comes as a relief to them. This lot also includes those from Navodaya and Kendriya Vidyalayas run by the HRD Ministry.
Many others have been forced to shift from the cities they studied into their villages, during the exodus of migrant worker families.
CBSE board examinations were going on when schools were closed in march post the announcement of a nationwide lockdown. Then pending 29 papers have been rescheduled and will be held in the first two weeks of July.
Prior to the pandemic situation, class 12 and class 10 examinations were also disrupted due to the riots in North-East Delhi in late February.