Amid Corona lockdown, CBSE to conduct only crucial exams in India, nothing in foreign countries

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct class 10 and 12 examinations for only 29 main subjects which are crucial for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Wednesday

According to the press release issued, it has been stated that at this stage, it difficult for the Board to reschedule board examinations for classes 10 and 12 and announce the new schedule for examinations. However, it is informed that any decision that the board will take with regard to the conduct of examinations will be taken by undertaking extensive consultation with higher education authorities and by keeping all aspects related to entrance exams, admissions dates, etc. in mind. In this context, it is further informed that the Board will give notice of about 10 days to all stakeholders before starting the Board examinations.

It is informed that the Board was not able to conduct exams on 8 examination days due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Further, due to the law and order situation in North East Delhi District the board was not able to conduct exams on 4 examination days. Considering the extraordinary circumstances, the Board has been forced to review its policy in this regard. The Board has decided to  conduct examinations for only main subjects that will be required for promotion and maybe crucial for admissions in higher educational institutions. So, the Board has decided to conduct exams for the following subjects:

  • Subjects of class 10 for which exams to be conducted for North East Delhi:
    Hindi Course A ; 2.Hindi Course B ; English Comm ; English Language & Lit ; Science ; Social Science
  • Subjects of class 12 for which exams to be conducted across India:
    Business Studies ; Geography ; Hindi (Elective) ; Hindi (Core) ; Home Science ; Sociology ; Computer Science(Old) ; 8.Computer Science (New) ; Information Practice (Old) ; Information Practice (new) ; Information Technology ; Bio-Technology
  • Subjects of class 12 for which exams to be conducted for North East Delhi
    English Elective – N ; English Elective -C ; English Core ; Mathematics ; Economics ; Biology ; Political Science ; History ; Physics ; Accountancy ; Chemistry

It board has stated in the release that the Board will not be in a position to hold differential set of exams for each of these countries. Also, in the present situation, it will be difficult to bring the answer books to India for evaluation purposes. Therefore, the Board has decided to not hold any more exams for the students of class 10 and 12 schools located outside India. The system of marking/assessment for the purpose of declaring results will be worked out by the Board shortly and informed to these schools.

The Board will also give 3-4 days’ notice to restart the evaluation work, which maybe noted by all the Chief Nodal Supervisors, Head Examiners, Evaluators, Coordinators, etc. of Evaluation Centers.

The Board deeply regrets the inconvenience caused to all its stakeholders, and seeks their patience and cooperation in these difficult times, with our assurance that the Board is working constantly behind the scenes to take care of the academic future of its students.