However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) said that adequate arrangements have been made to protect the students and all the guidelines of Kovid-19 will be followed during the examinations.
A petition on ‘Change dot org’ says, “The situation in India is getting worse day by day.” When there were few cases in the country, they canceled the rest of the board examinations and now when the cases are at the peak, they are planning to open schools. We request the Education Minister to consider the matter and cancel all the exams that are due this year as the students are already under a lot of stress. ”
Divya Garg, a student of class 10, requested the government to cancel the examinations for at least one month on Twitter and then review the situation based on the number of cases.
Another user tweeted, “Students have faced a lot of problems in this epidemic so far. Classes went online, so the exams should either be online or the students should be promoted to the next class. ”
Generally, the practical examinations of the board begin in January and written examinations begin in February, and conclude in March. Examinations have been delayed due to the epidemic and now these examinations are to be held in May-June.
A senior CBSE official said, “Adequate arrangements have been made to ensure the safety of the students and all Kovid-19 rules were followed. To ensure social distance, the number of examination centers has been increased by 40-50 per cent.
The board announced last week that if a student does not appear in the practical examination due to being found infected by himself or a family member, the school will conduct the examination again for him at the appropriate time.
The officer, however, did not comment on whether this relaxation will be given in the written examination as well.
On the other hand, CISCE Chief Executive and Secretary Gary Arathoon said that the examinations will be held on schedule.
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