Coming as a much needed relief for the students, the HRD minister officially stated that the students who had to shift to their home towns and other districts due to the ongoing pandemic situation, can now appear for the CBSE board exam from that very district. The cbse board exam are now scheduled to be held between July 1 to July 15 , which were earlier postponed due to the nationwide lock-down imposed on the 25th of March.
There is still an ongoing but natural concern among the students and their parents regarding their safety considering the rapid increase in the number of positive cases on a daily basis. In a recent announcement by the Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, these concerns have been taken care of.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE SAFE CONDUCT OF THE CBSE BOARD EXAM
⦁ Opposite to the earlier decision to cap the number of centres at 3000, the Ministry has now decided to conduct the pending cbse board exam at 15,000 centres, all over India. This decision has recently been taken in order to minimise the travel for the students and thus , to ensure social distancing.
“The Class 10 , 12 cbse board exam will now be conducted at over 15,000 exam centres across India. Earlier, CBSE was slated to hold exams at only 3000 centres”, HRD Minister said.
Now, the question is that how would the conduct of the exams and the location of the students be coordinated. For clarity, the Minister further announced that for the ease of the conduct of the exams. The students would have to notify their respective schools about their present location. By the first week of June , the Board would collect this information from all the CBSE-affiliated schools. The board would thus on the basis of the information collected provide the students to appear for the pending exams from their present location.
Safety of the students
⦁ To ensure the safety of the students , the education board has made it compulsory that all the students carry sanitizers and face masks when appearing for the exam. Parents have been advised to ensure that their children are in good health during the exams. Also , it has been announced that special buses would be arranged . For the safe transportation of the students to the designated exam centres.
⦁ The ministry has also been advised to ensure that the exam centres follow the cleanliess and hygeine protocol for the safe conduct of the pending exams . “so that the virus does not spread in any way”,according to the HRD Minister. The centres would have the provision for thermal screening , as announced in a press statement relesed by Amit Shah.
“ Taking into consideration the academic interest of a large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption from the lockdown measures to conduct Board examination for classes 10th and 12th, with few conditions like social distancing, face mask etc for their safety,” twitted Home Minister Amit Shah.
In addition to the above measures it has also been announced that there would be no examination centres in the containement zone. All these measures come as a great sigh of relief amidst the rising fear and concerns regarding the knows and hows about the exams since the announcement regarding them being conducted was made.
MEASURES REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF EXAMS.
In an official statement released by the HRD Ministry , it has been announced that the evaluation of the exam would be carried out from home. To facilitate this, 3000 centres have been alloted as evaluation centres from where the answer sheets would be distributed to the teachers for home evaluation . The collection of the evaluated sheets would also be carried out from these 3000 centres.
While Class 12 examination will be conducted across the country, the Class 10 examination could not be conducted due to the CAA protests in North-East Delhi. The board had previously announced that it would conduct the pending exams for the subjects crucial for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions. These subjects are 29 in number.
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