As the coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly in India, most of the services and industries in the country had been locked down for 21 days as a preventive measure for citizen’s safety. 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), keeping in view the current situation that has accrued due to COVID 19, took the step of postponing all examinations from classes 1 to 8. In mid-March, the Board took the decision of postponing the Board Exam for Class 10 and 12 which were scheduled to be held between March 19 to 31, 2020 until further notice.

CBSE in a recent press release stated that, “In view of the prevailing extraordinary circumstances of the worldwide spread of COVID-19 and the countrywide lockdown, and in view of the queries raised by our stakeholders regarding the academic future of students, the Board advises/informs all schools affiliated to the Board as follows as a one-time measure” 

  1. Students of classes 1 to 8 may be promoted to the higher grade without conducting exams. This decision will be taken after adequate consultation with NCERT.
  2. Many schools have not yet conducted the annual examination for classes 9 and 11. These schools include all the Kendriya Vidyalayas, Naodaya Vidyalayas and some other government and private schools. These schools are advised to promote the students of class 9 and 11 to the higher grade based on their performance in project work, periodic tests, term exams, etc. conducted so far.
  3. When it comes to rescheduling the board examinations for classes 10 and 12, CBSE has not yet made the final decision of if and when the examinations will be conducted. The Board will be giving a minimum 10 day notice to all stakeholders before scheduling the examinations again.
  4. As the Board was not able to conduct several board examinations for classes 10 and 12, they have decided to only conduct board examinations for main subjects that are required for promotion and admission into higher educational institutes.
  5. For CBSE schools located outside India, it will be difficult to bring the answer booklets for class 10 and 12 students back to India for checking due to the current situation. So, the Board has decided not to hold any examinations for class 10 and 12 students studying in CBSE schools outside India.
  6. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the board has not been able to continue with the evaluation process of answer sheets as per schedule. Though the board has not reached a decision yet regarding the issue, they will notify all concerned parties 3 to 4 days before the evaluation process will be set to commence again.
  7. To avoid being misled by rumours, all stakeholders are hereby informed to only trust the official announcements by the Board that are made on the Board’s website.
  8. All schools are requested to ensure that this information is disseminated to all concerned students by their respective schools.

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