CBSE Students To Take Pending Board Exams In Their Own Schools, No External Centres; Results By July- End
According to the HRD Ministry, CBSE students will appear for pending class 10 and 12 board exams at the respective schools where they are enrolled rather than an external test centre.
The HRD Ministry is also aiming to disclose the board exam results at the end of July and the evaluation process has already initiated for exams which were completed before the lockdown was announced.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials have also confirmed that the students will appear at their individual schools for the exams and not external test centres.
CBSE board officials said that the Students will appear for the exams in their respective schools and not external test centres to assure lowest travel for them. They further added that the schools will be responsible for confirming social distancing standards are followed and students will be required to carry their own sanitiser bottles and cover their face with a mask.
On Tuesday night in a live interaction with students expressed on DD news, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ shared the same information as above.
However, the board exams are always held at designated test centres for students. This time due to the spread of coronavirus the exams will be held in the respective schools of the students to assure the least bias from schools for their students and to facilitate independent external invigilators to monitor the examination process.
On Monday, the CBSE board declared the date sheet for the pending class 10 and 12 board exams, which will now be held from to 15 July with strict distancing criteria in place.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a nationwide lockdown was announced on March 25 which result in the postponing of the board examinations.
Apart from this, class 12 examination will be conducted across the country and exams for the class 10 are only pending in North East Delhi, where they could not be held due to the law and order circumstance in the wake of protests against the amended citizenship act.
The board exams result will be declared by the end of July month, the HRD minister said.
The HRD minister explained further that the efforts are being made to announce the result by July-end itself. Evaluation process has already started for the board exams and will continue to be held simultaneously with pending exams and the teachers who are involved in the evaluation process will be absolved from delivering academic and administrative work for the tenure.
The evaluation is being carried out from home for the CBSE class 10 and class 12 board exam. Further, the HRD Ministry had reserved 3000 evaluation centres from where answer sheets would be allocated to teachers at their homes for evaluation and then collected.
Moreover, for the security of students and the faculty members, the universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the Centre declared a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak.
After March 16, a 21-day nationwide lockdown was declared on March 24, which came into effect the next day and now it has been extended till May 31.
However, due to the law and order circumstance in North East Delhi, the CBSE board was not worthy to conduct exams on four examination days, while a very small number of students from and around this district were not prepared to seem in exams on six days.
Last month, the CBSE board had announced that it will only conduct pending exams in 29 subjects which are important for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions. The board will soon announce the modalities of assessment for the subjects for which exams are not being conducted.
The date sheet is scheduled by the board taking in mind the entrance exams, the board exams are conducted before competitive examinations such as engineering entrance JEE-Mains, which is planned from July 18-23, and medical entrance exam NEET, which is planned on July 26.