CBSE officials have announced that the pending board exams for classes 10th and 12th will be conducted at the first possibility.
Board exams were postponed due to the imposed lockdown.
HRD minister as directed CBSE to start evaluating answer sheets for exams already conducted and move further for organizing board exams.
Sanyam Bhardwaj, CBSE’s Controller of Examinations said that, in these days many thoughts have been given for conducting board exams of 29 subjects for class 10th and 12th, and that there will be no change in it. He further added that exams will be conducted.
Although dates upon which the exam will be conducted, are unclear.
A minister of HRD has said that they are prepared to conduct board exams for class 10 and 12 pending due to the lockdown in wake of the COVID-19 situation in the country, and the exams will be conducted for 29 subjects crucial for promotion and admissions to undergraduate courses, at the first possibility. Further adding he said that the students will be given at least a 10-day notice before exams are conducted.
Exams were postponed initially to 16 March, as universities and schools across the country were close when the Centre announced a state classroom shutdown as a measure to break the chain of COVID-19 outbreak.
Later, this lockdown turned into a nationwide lockdown as announced on 24 March, which has been extended till May 3.
The board wasn’t ready to conduct class 10 and 12 exams on eight examination days thanks to the coronavirus outbreak.
One of the officials had said that instead of 40 subjects, the board will examine 29 crucial subjects, considering the extraordinary circumstances. He further said that for remaining subjects, the board will not be conducting examinations, and this case will be separately issued.
On Tuesday, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, HRD minister had an interaction with education ministers of different states.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had suggested that students be marked on the idea of internal assessment because it isn’t feasible to conduct the pending exams now.
Sisodia, who is additionally the education minister, said students of Delhi are going to be more affected as different states have their boards, while the national capital only follows CBSE.