According to the Department of Human Resources, students will appear for pending class 10 and 12 board exams in the schools where they are enrolled instead of an external test center.
The ministry also plans to report the results of the jury exams before the end of July, and the assessment process has already started for exams that were done before the lockdown was announced.
According to officials of the Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE), students will appear in their individual schools for exams and not in external test centers.
“Students will take exams in their own schools and not in external test centers to ensure minimal travel for them. Schools will be responsible for ensuring standards of social distancing are respected and students will have to carry their own bottles of disinfectant and cover their faces with masks, “said an official with the board.
The information was also shared by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ during a live interaction with students broadcast on DD News on Tuesday evening.
Usually, jury exams are held in designated examination centers for students. This is to ensure minimal school bias for their students and to allow independent external monitors to monitor the review process.
The board of directors announced Monday the dates sheet for the current exams in classes 10 and 12, which will now take place from July 1 to 15 with strict distancing standards in place.
The exams were postponed due to the national lockdown imposed on March 25 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
While Class 12 exams will be conducted across the country, Class 10 exams are only taking place in northeast Delhi, where they could not be held due to law and order in the wake of protests against the amended citizenship law.
The Minister of Human Resources Development said efforts are being made to ensure that the result is reported by the end of July.
“Efforts are underway to declare the result by the end of July. The assessment process has already started for the jury exams and will continue to run alongside the pending exams. The teachers involved in the assessment process will be dispensed from dispensing administrative work for the mandate, “he said in the interaction.
The assessment of the CBSE exams for classes 10 and 12 takes place at home. In addition, the Department of Human Resources had reserved 3,000 assessment centers from which answer sheets would be distributed to teachers in their homes for assessment, and then collected.
Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the Center announced the closure of classrooms nationwide as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.
Later, a 21-day national lockout was announced on March 24, which came into effect the next day. It is now extended until May 31.
The jury was unable to complete class 10 and 12 exams for eight days of the exam due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In addition, due to the public order situation in northeast Delhi, the jury was unable to sit exams for four days of exams, while a very small number of students from this and surrounding districts were unable to sit for exams for six days.
The board announced last month that it would conduct pending examinations in only 29 subjects crucial to promotion and admission to higher education institutions.
The methods of assessing subjects for which no examination is carried out will be announced soon by the jury.
The schedule has been decided to ensure that the jury exams are completed before competitions such as the JEE-Mains engineer entry, which is scheduled from July 18 to 23, and the NEET entry medical examination. , which is scheduled for July 26.
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