The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday announced that alternative methods will have to be explored. Alternative methods will be for students who have not been able to attend practical classes before the examination. CBSE has dismissed the chances of conducting board exams in online mode.
The written mode only and not in online mode: CBSE
However, dates for class 10 and 12 board examinations have not been declared. “The exams as and when happen will be conducted in written mode only and not in online mode.” CBSE will conduct the exams following all Covid -19 protocols. In case students are not able to do practicals in classes before the exams then alternatives to practical exams will be explored, the board further added.
Schools conduct practicals only for class 12 students. Marks of practicals vary from 20 to 30. Practicals are often conducted within the school. But, external examiner or observer mark it.
The board dismissed the reports
CBSE announcement comes after the board dismissed the reports which claim that practical exams would be held between January and February 2021.
Schools across the country are shut down since March due to the Covid – 19 pandemic. Schools partially reopened in some states from October 15. However, a few states decided to keep the schools shut in the view of a spike in the number of coronaviruses.
Interaction on the issue of conduct of board exams
Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is supposed to hold an interaction with students, parents and teachers on December 10. The interaction will be on the issue of conduct of board examinations and competitive examination next year.