In the light of many requests that the board has been receiving from the students stranded in different places other than the place of their residence due to many reasons including the lockdown, the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) has decided that the students can take the exams from whichever district they have been stuck in right now.
“Due to coronavirus, the entire state is facing lockdown, and many students from villages have returned home,” said Anil Suchari, secretary of MPBSE.
Detailed Guidelines Issued By The MP Board
All these students who find taking the Madhya Pradesh Board Examination from the already allotted examination centre infeasible can apply online to appear for the same from a different district. This provision will be made available for the students through MP Online Kiosk, MP Board portal, and board’s mobile app. The changes can be made from May 25, 2020, to May 28, 2020. This facility is made available for students taking higher secondary board exams for science and commerce and the specially-abled students.
In addition to this, the students can also avail these facilities from the DEO office, coordinating offices, and divisional board offices. However, the students should understand that this facility is for changing districts only, wherein new exam centres will be allotted on changing districts. No student who wishes to change examination centres within the district will be entertained. “In the same district, examination centres will not be changed to avoid unnecessary confusion and movement of students,” said Deven Sonvane, MPBSE Indore office-bearer.
Details Regarding The Exam Dates And Schedule Announced
In an earlier announcement, the Madhya Pradesh board had made it clear about its plan to conduct the remaining exams for class 12 students only. The remaining exams for class 10 students had been cancelled. The scheduled board exams will commence on June 9, 2020, and end on June 15.
Practical exams have been scheduled to be conducted from June 8, 2020, and conclude on June 16 in the case of private students. These students are expected to call and enquire with the principals of the respective schools to know the date and time of the conduct of the same.
All the remaining papers for the class 12 examinations, except for commerce, the paper will be of 100 marks. It has to be noted that there has been a change in weightage, however. The weightage for the regular students have been set to 80% and that for the private students have been set as 100%.
The conduct of the scheduled examinations is expected to commence with strict adherence to the guidelines specified by the health professionals. The students are expected to cover their mouths with the help of a mask or cloth during the examination.