Updated: May 28, 2020 7:15:00 am
To enable the least commute to students who have been stuck at hostels or those who have moved from their schools to home towns, the Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) has announced to enable students to appear students for the pending CBSE board exams from the city they are in.
“Since many students have left their schools or hostels and are now at their homes, I have asked CBSE to allow students to appear for the exam from the place they are in,” the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokrhiyal Nishank informed through a video message.
To enable this, students will have to give the details of their current status. By the first week of June, students will be informed about their exam centre, he had added. The minister also congratulated students and wished them luck for their board exams. The pending CBSE board exams will be held from July.
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— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 27, 2020
This is in addition to the announcement made last week where the HRD minister had said that students will be allowed to appear from the schools they are enrolled in as opposed to traveling to an exam centre. This is being done to save the students and their parents the commute. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs in another circular had said that no exam centres will be allowed to set-up in the contaminated zone. Thus, students from these areas might have to travel.
The exams will be held amid social distancing norms. The board has increased the number of exam centres from 3000 to 15,000 to enable students to sit farther away than usual. Before entering exam halls, students will have to undergo mandatory thermal check-ups as well. Also, masks and sanitisers will be allowed in the exam halls.
The evaluation process for the exams which have been conducted is on. The HRD Minister had earlier said that the board is trying to release the result “soon and efforts are being made to declare the result by July-end itself.” The evaluation process is being carried out from home by teachers. To ensure the fast results, HRD had announced that teachers who are involved in the evaluation process will be exempted from delivering academic and administrative work for the tenure.
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