The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday released the notice, granting permission to conduct board examinations during the lockdown. While all the schools and colleges are to remain closed as per the revised guidelines, the notice released by MHA permits CBSE, ICSE and other State Boards, whose exams were disrupted or are pending to begin the exams.
MHA, however, has released several guidelines for conducting the pending board exams that include no centers in the containment zones, and other safety measures.
In the official circular released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the MHA stated that considering the larger academic interest of the students, the various boards are permitted to conduct the pending board examinations. However, strict guidelines must be followed in an order to ensure the safety of the students and the personnel involved in the board examination process.
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MHA Guidelines for conducting CBSE, ICSE and State Board Exams 2020:
- No Examination center in the containment zone.
- Wearing of face masks by teachers, staff, and students would be mandatory
- Examination centers to have provisions for thermal screening and sanitizers.
- Social distancing has to be followed at the examination centers.
- Boards to ensure staggered examination schedule as various boards still have to conduct the exams.
- States and Union Territories may arrange for special buses for the transit of students