All the affiliated schools have been asked by the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE to give an opportunity for the students of class 9th and 11th who have failed this year, to take a school-based retest. This big one-time exemption is as advised by the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, in association with the unfortunate outbreak of the coronavirus and the related stress on students. As per this announcement by CBSE on May 13, this provision is also extended to the students even if they have been given an option of a retest prior to this circular.
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As according to Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller Of Examinations, CBSE, “This facility is to be extended irrespective of the number of subjects and attempts. Schools by providing remediation to such students can conduct online, offline, innovative tests and may decide promotion on the basis of this test. This test can be taken in all subjects in which students have failed.” Check | HPBOSE 12th Results 2020 (Out): HP Board 12th Result Declared, Direct Link To Check 12th Result
This circular dated May 13 also gives the individual schools full rights for deciding the mode of the exam, whether it would be online, offline, or any other innovative mode, as is favorable to them. This also gives them the right to decide the basis of the promotion of the students. The students are to be informed beforehand on the conduct of the examination, and sufficient time has to be given before conducting the exam. All these guidelines are applicable to all the subjects for which the student has failed.
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With the immediate and unprecedented closure of the schools and educational institutions by March 16 and the consequences that followed, many schools had not been able to conduct the examinations for classes 9th and 11th. Even though several schools have conducted the examination, paper evaluations, and promotion of the students to higher classes, there are many schools across the country who have not been able to. Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, State/UT Government Schools, Private Schools, schools located in India and abroad, are among them.
The promotion of the students of classes 9th and 11th was vested upon the respective schools by the board, and the schools had been instructed to promote the students on the basis of internal assessments, previous examinations, and performance.
“CBSE, in view of the requests of the parents and students, as a one- time measure in an extraordinary situation, has decided that all the failed students of 9th and 11th will be provided with an opportunity to appear in a school-based test again. The opportunity will be extended to students irrespective of whether their examinations have been completed and the exam results have been released, or their exams have not been completed,” says the statement from the CBSE.
It is following many queries and requests from many students and parents, that the Union HRD Minister has extended the opportunity to conduct a retest for the students of class 9th and 11th.