Students will appear for the pending class 10th and 12th board exams at their schools where they are enrolled instead of an external test centre, according to the HRD Ministry.
The Ministry is also planning to declare the results by July-end. The evaluation process for the same has already begun for the exams conducted before the lockdown.
According to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials, students will appear for the board exams at their respective schools instead of the external test centres.
“Students will appear for the exams in their schools and not external test centres to ensure minimum travel for them. Schools will be responsible for ensuring social distancing norms are followed, and students will be required to carry their sanitizer bottles and cover their face with a mask,” a board official said.
This information was also shared by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in a live interaction with the students, aired on DD News on Tuesday night.
On Monday, the board announced the date sheet for the pending class 10 and 12 board exams, which will now be held from July 1-15 with strict distancing norms in place.
The board exams were postponed due to the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
While the class 12th board exams will be conducted across the country, class 10th board exams are only pending for the North East Delhi students where the exams were postponed due to the law and order situation in the wake of protests against the amended citizenship act.
The HRD minister also said that high efforts are being made to ensure that July-end declares the result.
“Efforts are being made to declare the result by July-end itself. The evaluation process has already begun for the board exams. It will continue to be held simultaneously with the pending exams. Teachers who are involved in the evaluation process will be exempted from delivering academic and administrative work for the tenure,” he said in the interaction.
The CBSE class 10th and class 12th board exam evaluation is being carried out from home. Also, the HRD Ministry has designated 3000 evaluation centres from where answer sheets would be distributed to the teachers at their homes for evaluation and then collected.
Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
Further, due to the law and order situation in North East Delhi, the board was not able to conduct exams on four examination days, while a minimal number of students from and around this district were not able to appear in exams on six days.
The board had announced in the last month that it would only conduct pending exams in 29 subjects, which are crucial for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions.
The schedule has been decided to ensure that the board exams are completed before competitive examinations such as engineering entrance JEE-Mains, scheduled to be conducted from July 18-23, and the medical entrance exam for NEET scheduled to be conducted on July 26.