CBSE: Guidelines for students wishing to apply for different exam centres issued

CBSE: Guidelines for students wishing to apply for different exam centres issued

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: The Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday released the provisions and guidelines for board students slated to appear for their examination between July 1 and 15. The exams had been postponed since March 19 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The board has laid down special provisions for those students who have returned home and wish to appear from a different examination centre than their schools. Last week, HT had reported that students in residential or boarding schools were likely to face challenges while returning to their schools to appear for their papers since they had travelled home before the Covid-19 lockdown.

“CBSE will allow change of examination centre in respect of candidates who have shifted and are residing in some other district in the country than the place of their school,” the board said on Tuesday. Students who were residing in hostels, or were sponsored by state governments, or those who have shifted from the district of their school to other districts in India will be eligible to change their exam centres.

Since Delhi will be considered as one district for this purpose, change of examination centre from one district to another will not be permitted, the board said. While the exams for 12 subjects of Class 12 will be held across the country, the examinations for six subjects of Class 10 will be held only in north-east Delhi, which was torn by communal riots in February.

For students, whose schools fall under containment zones, different centres will be allotted outside the containment zone. The board will accept requests of candidates for change of examination centre only through their school. Schools have been asked to contact the students and provide the necessary information to the board through the e-pariksha portal on CBSE website between June 3 and 11. The board will later provide “Permission Letters” to the schools to forward it to students who will have to take printouts of the letter and carry to their exam centres.

CBSE has also said that the results of children with special needs, who need scribes and do not wish to appear for their papers, will be declared as per assessment scheme to be decided by the board.

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