cbse: CBSE issues guidelines for classes X & XII offline Term 1 exams

cbse: CBSE issues guidelines for classes X & XII offline Term 1 exams


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued detailed guidelines to conduct offline Term 1 examinations for classes XII and X.

Examinations for Class XII will commence on November 16 whereas those for Class X begin on November 17.

Physical offline examinations will be conducted for 19 subjects in Class XII and 9 subjects for students in Class X. Exams for the rest of the subjects will be held in groups.

The circular from CBSE said that the board will supply customised OMR (optical mark reader) answer sheets to examination centres having details of the students permitted to take those exams.

Schools will be provided with OMRs shortly to download and print.A4 size sheets of good quality will be needed to print the OMR.

Recently, the Delhi government school principal’s association informed the CBSE of its inability to print such a large number of OMR sheets. They also requested the CBSE to provide chools with question and answer sheets like always.

The board might send encrypted question papers as it had asked schools about their printing capacity, Tania Joshi, Principal, The India School was quoted as saying in a TOI report.

The exams will commence at 11:30am instead of the usual 10:30am, given the winter schedule, and will be held for 90 minutes with an additional time of a half hour.

Observers will be appointed by the city coordinators- one for every 500 students and 2 for more than 500 students taking the exam. The coordinators will also ensure the presence of observers as per the decided schedule and scale.

Parents, meanwhile, are demanding that children be given an option to choose between offline and online exams, given the threat of a third wave of infection among unvaccinated minors.



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