Attention students, the Central Board of Secondary Education has mentioned that the board will give a minimum of 10-days notice to all stakeholders, teachers, students, before scheduling the exams. This information is mentioned in the circular which was uploaded by CBSE on April 1, 2020. With this, CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathy has said that as per the CBSE notification released on April 1, all remaining CBSE Class 10 board exams have been cancelled.
Students need to note except for the CBSE Class 10 students of North Delhi whose board exams had been postponed due to violence, only very minor Class 10 board exams had been pending for the rest of India – these minor exams have been cancelled.
For the minor CBSE Class 10 exams that have been cancelled, students will be evaluated based on their internal assessment marks, Tripathy clarified.
But the major CBSE Class 10 subjects which had been postponed in North Delhi are yet to take place after lockdown is lifted.
And for CBSE Class 12 board exams, exams of only 12 major subjects would be carried out after the lockdown which would be required for college admissions.
‘CBSE board exams can be carried out in 10 to 12 days after lockdown opens’
CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathy said that the lockdown was supposed to be lifted on May 3 and if the government felt that the situation was good enough to start off with exams again, then the remaining CBSE board exams could be carried out in just 10-12 days.
“But if the situation is not good and the lockdown gets extended then CBSE has to come up with a new plan,” he said.
However, he said that it wasn’t possible to say anything at the moment.
Students should keep a check on the official CBSE website to keep track of the latest updates.
CBSE board exam paper evaluation needs 1.5 to 2 months
CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathy has also said that CBSE had decided to declare the CBSE Class 10 board results as per the exams already conducted, they hadn’t been able to start off with the paper evaluation yet following which they would be able to declare the CBSE Board Exam Results 2020.
We will need 1.5 to 2 months to carry out the paper evaluation. As soon as we get the advisory from the Central government, we can start off the paper evaluation process while maintaining social distancing,” he said.
Around 70% of CBSE answer sheets still need to be evaluated even though some of them were done in the 15 days of evaluation before the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed.