New Delhi, April 26: The CBSE Classes 10 and 12 board exams for the second term began on Tuesday across India and abroad after two years of Covid-induced restrictions.
The first-term CBSE exams for Classes 10 and 12 were conducted in November in a truncated format with multiple-choice questions. The exam duration was one-and-a-half hours.
On April 26, Class 12 had exams on entrepreneurship and beauty and wellness while for Class 10, exams on six subjects -- Painting, Rai, Gurung, Tamang, Sherpa and Thai -- were held.
The Class 10 examination will be conducted for 29 days and conclude on May 24. The Class 12 examination will be held for 51 days and will be over on June 15. In Class 10, the CBSE will conduct examination for 75 subjects and in Class 12, 114 subjects. The total subjects for examination conducted by the CBSE would be 189, as per information.
The official added that while over 21.16 lakh candidates will appear for Class 10 board exams at 7,406 centres, 14.54 lakh candidates will appear for Class 12 board exams at 6,720 exam centres.
The number of students permitted in each classroom has been capped at 18 and schools have been asked to provide separate rooms to students suffering from Covid.
The CBSE has also decided that for students who were absent in their first-term exams, their results will be based on the second term. It is still working on modalities for computing the results of those who missed both term exams. The board has written to the students and parents to follow the Covid protocols strictly.