Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday stated that the pending Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams 2020 for Classes 10 and 12 will be held at students' schools and not at external centers. Likewise, he announced that the results for CBSE Board Exams 2020 are likely to be declared in July end.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released a notice, granting permission to conduct the pending board examinations during the lockdown. While schools and colleges have been ordered to remain shut as per the revised guidelines, the notice released by MHA permits CBSE, ICSE and other State Boards, whose exams are pending to begin the exams.
However, the MHA has also released several guidelines for conducting the pending board exams that include no centers in the containment zones, and other safety measures.
MHA Guidelines for conducting CBSE, ICSE, and State Board Exams 2020 are as follows:
- No Examination center in the containment zone.
- Wearing of face masks by teachers, staff, and students to be mandatory.
- Examination centers to have provisions for sanitizers and thermal screening.
- Social distancing to be followed at the examination centers.
- Boards to ensure staggered examination schedule as various boards still have to conduct the exams.
- States and UTs may arrange for special buses for the transit of students