The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a notice on conducting the pending exams of CBSE, ICSE and other state boards in the nation. Despite the ongoing lockdown, the authorities of MHA have decided to hold the leftover exams in the non-containment zones. Due to the nationwide lockdown amid the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, different boards had to abruptly stop the exams. Meanwhile, all the educational institutes across the nation were shut down following the lockdown rules.
The Ministry officials have considered that the lockdown will show an immense impact on the academics of innumerable students. Ensuring that no student’s academic year gets disturbed, the concerned officials have decided to hold the remaining exams. Moreover, the MHA pointed out that it has considered the opinions of a maximum number of students regarding the exams. However, the ministry directed the state boards to hold the exams by following the strict guidelines ensuring the students’ and teachers’ safety.
The ministry has announced that no exam centers must be set up in the containment zones across the nation. Some other guidelines include the usage of face masks by all the people who involve in the examination like students, teachers, and staff. Every exam center must provide the facility of sanitizers and thermal screening. The officials have planned to provide a special bus facility for the easy transport of the students during the exams.
Ramesh Pokhriyal, the HRD Minister said that the CBSE exams will be organized for the students who had registered for the same. He further said that the results of the board exams will be disclosed by the end of July 2020. In an official statement, MHA disclosed that it has received a plethora of requests from the state and central governments to hold the board exams. However, after considering the students’ interest and other possibilities, the officials have finally decided to hold the exams for 10th and 12th students.