The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to hold class 12 board exams from July 15 to August 26. The exact date sheet for the same will be released on June 1 after the board holds a review meeting to access the feasibility of holding exams. The board exams will be held in offline mode. A group of students has been protesting on social media platforms seeking the cancelation of class 12 offline exams. The final decision will be out on June 01.
“The exams will be of 90 minutes duration instead of 03 hours and will be conducted in same schools where students are enrolled before. The questions will be objective mcqs and very short type answer. Students will have to appear in one language and three elective subjects so be ready our students” a source informed news agency PTI. The tentative timeline for this option is the first phase of exams from July 15 to August 1 and the second phase from August 8-26. Exams are proposed to be conducted on Sundays also Exam.
CBSE in its proposal had also suggested that in plan B, students can be given an option of appearing for exams in a later stage too which will mean that if a student misses an exam due to COVID-19 related issue, they can appear for the boards about 15 days later, however, if this facility will be offered or not will be known on June 1.
CBSE Class 12 Board: Around 200 students submit petition to CJI against holding exam in offline mode and A group of 250+ students have submitted a letter petition to Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana urging him to take suo-motu cognisance and quash the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to hold physical examination amid COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s upon the CJI to direct the evaluation of Class 12 students on the basis of alternative modes/online exams so as to do “complete, equal and fair justice for everyone” to the student and “exclude possibility of discrimination, disadvantage and risk of students life.”
The letter petition noted that the decision to physically conduct examination of Class 12 is not only “unjustified” but also “impractical” and will be a “disastrous” step if executed on 1st june, having a “cascading effect to life, health and safety of millions of students, parents, teachers and support staff in this pandemic covid situation.”