According to the latest announcements by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the and various state boards have been given permission to conduct the pending board exams. This recent decision is in view with the delay and uncertainty prevailing in the conduct of the board exams, which would have a huge impact on the future of the student community.
The outbreak of the global pandemic and the ensuing lockdown has abruptly disrupted the otherwise smooth conduct of the examination, unexpectedly. However, the schools and colleges are expected to remain closed as it was earlier, according to the notice released by MHA. Check >> NIOS Exam Dates 2020 Released For 10th, 12th Class: Check Complete Schedule Here
Guidelines To Be Followed Strictly During The Exams: MHA
The MHA has also demanded strict adherence to the safety guidelines while the pending examinations are to be resumed by the CBSE, ICSE, and the state boards, with complete compliance with the rules to ensure the safety of the students and the personnel involved in the examination process. Latest Update >> Maharashtra Exams 2020: Previous Years Aggregate To Be Used For Calculating Marks, Says Maha CM
“Taking into consideration the academic interest of a large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption from the lockdown measures to conduct Board Examination for Class 10th and 12th, with few conditions like social distancing, face mask, etc., for their safety” read the notice from Mr. Amit Shah.
Detailed Guidelines For Conducting The Exams Issued
The Board Exams of any boards, CBSE, ICSE, or the state boards are not allowed to be conducted in containment zones. Other guidelines as per the official circular released by the Ministry of Home Affairs are as given below.
- Face masks are mandatory and should be worn by the students, teachers, and staff throughout the process, at all times.
- The examination centers are expected to have thermal screening and hand sanitizers.
- The states and Union territories should arrange transportation facilities on special buses for the students writing the board examinations.
- The social distancing norms have to be properly followed in every exam center.
- As many other boards are yet to conduct their examinations, the boards are instructed to ensure a staggering examination schedule.
It was on May 18 that the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE, announced their examination schedule for the conduct of the remaining papers of class 10 and class 12 board exams. The TN SSLC dates had also been announced recently. In addition to this, examinations of many boards, like TS SSC, AP SSC as well as pending Maharashtra HSC are expected to be released soon.
In view of the difficulties that the students might face in traveling long and wide for writing the exam, the HRD Minister has also announced that the exams would be conducted in the same schools where the students are enrolled in.