Although the Ministry of Education (MoE) is not yet aware of the dates of board exams for classes 10 and 12, it has already been clarified that the exam will be in pen and paper mode only.
Schools in Delhi are prohibiting online exams, while Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida are also planning for examinations in mixed mode as per the relaxation of restrictions by the respective state governments.
“CBSE conducted the NEET and JEE exams in 2020 during the epidemic in offline mode. This strongly indicates that students of 10th and 12th grade should prepare themselves for an offline examination. We pre in online mode -Be successful in conducting board exams. Consideration of safety and security of staff and students.
Priyanka Barra, Principal of MRG School, Rohini, said, “Although the amount of practice is not enough for the students, we are adopting the offline mode of conducting the examination as per the CBSE guidelines.”
According to DPS-RNE Ghaziabad principal, Pallavi Upadhyay, the school has conducted the online exam for pre-board but also plans to conduct physical examination in January.
“Amidst the epidemic, we have been able to complete the academic syllabus for board classes and have virtually conducted the first pre-board examination as per the CBSE guidelines issued as per the paper pattern.
“We have conducted virtual sessions with students and parents and have ensured unbiased exams. Our system is designed to keep the exams unbiased for designers and students,” she said.
Upadhyay said that question papers in PDF format are shared on MS platform and students are given 3.5 hours for the paper.
“After attempting the paper, students are directed to scan and email the answer books to the respective teachers. However, the school is definitely planning to hold a second pre-board at the school in January,” he said.
Rashmi Biswal, principal of DAV Public School, Pushpanjali Vihar, said, “Most of the board exams are of 80 marks, so we want to give students practice writing the entire exam and to simplify the experience for them, we have divided each paper Has been decided. In two parts, so students can write and submit both parts in one day or with an interval on two different days. ”
“We were able to successfully conduct the first set of pre-board exams in online mode around the beginning of December. The upcoming pre-board exams are planned with practical tests in offline mode. We ensure complete safety guidelines Sangeeta Hazela, principal of Delhi Public School Indirapuram, said that sanitation and students and teachers are expected to be equally supported.
The Central Board of Secondary Education announced earlier this month that in 2021 the board examination will be conducted in written mode and not online.
Schools across the country were closed in March to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. They were partially reopened in some states from 15 October.
However, some states have decided to keep them closed in view of increasing number of infections.
Board exams had to be postponed to mid-way in March. They were later canceled, and results were announced based on an alternative evaluation plan.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ interacted with the students on 10 December and answered questions about various concerns regarding the conduct of the upcoming board examinations.
He will also hold talks with teachers on 22 December, after which a decision on the exam schedule is expected.
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