• Shruti Bhatt

CBSE Exams 2020 : MHRD looks at 3 options, cancelling remaining examination also possible

CBSE Exams 2020 : MHRD looks at 3 options, cancelling remaining examination also possible – says reports

Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE is yet to announce the new dates for the postponed examination. After the announcement on April 1, 2020 regarding its decision to conduct CBSE 10th 12th board exam 2020 only for 29 subjects, the board is now expected to announce the new exam dates. However, with many states declaring extension of lockdown, reports suggest that there is a possibility that MHRD might instruct CBSE to cancel the examination.

As per a report, the MHRD is considering 3 options for the pending CBSE examinations. The same are listed below.

1. If the board is allowed to conduct the remaining examinations during the lockdown period (with proper safeguards in place), CBSE may conduct the remaining examination and evaluation work which was left in the middle as well and declare the results by end of May or June. 2. The second option would be to conduct the examinations and evaluation work after the lockdown is lifted. This however, would lead to a further delay in the examinations. Also, with CBSE Board Examinations (Class 12) pushed back along with many other state board examination deferred, the impact on the entrance examinations like JEE, NEET etc. would also be felt. 3. The last option is to cancel the remaining board examinations and grade the students based on the internal assessment. This is, please note, one of the last options. Maharashtra SSC Board Examinations for Geography, which was pending, has now been cancelled, raising anxiety that the same may also be done for CBSE Board Exams. Sources have stated that government officials are now back in office and the basic reports are being compiled. Over the 21 day lockdown period, the number of COVID19 cases have rapidly increased in the country. Experts are confident that the number has been curtailed to a large extend due to the National Lockdown.

The decision on the remaining board examinations and the national level entrance examinations like JEE and NEET are expected to be made by MHRD soon. CBSE and NIOS are the two boards that are supervised by the MHRD. As for the remaining State Boards, the decision would be taken by the respective state governments. Updates are expected by tomorrow.

Reference :timesnownews.com/education/article/cbse-exams-2020-update-mhrd-looks-at-3-options-cancelling-remaining-examination-also-possible-reports/577274

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