There is an important update announced by the HRD Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. As per his latest announcement, the Central Board of Secondary Education has shortlisted 12,000 more examination centres for conducting the pending CBSE Exams 2020. Previously, the government had identified 3,000 examination centres for conducting the exams but now that 12,000 new centres have been added to the list, the total number of examination centres stand at 15,000 for CBSE Exams 2020. In order to minimize the risk facing the students during the exams, the government had decided to allow the students to appear for the CBSE Exams 2020 at their schools instead of different examination centres.
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The standard practice of neutral examination centres will not be followed to minimize the travelling requirements for the students. While making the announcement, the minister had earlier tweeted that, “CBSE has given students the opportunity to take the exam in their own schools. Earlier, only 3,000 examination centres were identified, but now there will be an examination in about 15,000 examination centers.” The new examination centres have been added to strictly follow the social distancing norms.
CBSE Exam 2020: Safety Guidelines Issued By The Government
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- Social distancing will be observed during the exams strictly. Students will be made to sit farther away from each other.
- Using hand sanitisers and wearing of face masks will be mandatory for all the students and teachers.
- Students will also have to undergo thermal screening before entering the exam hall.
CBSE Exam 2020: Special Arrangements Made For Students
In addition to allowing the students to appear for the CBSE Exam 2020 in their own schools, various other special arrangements have been made for the students. The respective state governments have been asked to make special arrangements for the transportation of students to and from their homes to the examination centres. There are strict guidelines from the home ministry to ensure that no examination centres fall in the containment zones. This is another reason behind an increase in the number of examination centres.
In the meantime, CBSE is continuing the evaluation process for the subjects for which the exams have already been conducted. After these pending exams are conducted, their answer sheets will also be evaluated along with and the results can be expected by the end of July 2020.
Students are advised to plan their preparations according to the exam schedule and adhere to the safety guidelines specified by CBSE to avoid any inconveniences.