Centre exempts Class 10, 12 board exams from lockdown measures

New Delhi: The Centre today allowed the State Education Boards, CBSE and ICSE to conduct board examinations for Classes 10th and 12th amid the lockdown 4.0.

In a letter to Chief Secretaries of the States, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote, “Taking into consideration the academic interest of large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption from the lockdown measures to conduct Board Examinations for Classes 10 and 12.”

However, the MHA has laid down following conditions for the boards while conducting Class 10 and 12 board exams:

a) In the Containment Zone, no examination centre will be permitted.
b) Wearing of face masks by teachers, staff and students will be mandatory.
c) There shall be provision of thermal screening and sanitizer at the centres and social distancing in all the examination centres.
d) In view of examination to be conducted by different boards, their examination schedules should be staggered.
e) Special buses may be arranged by the States and UTs for transportation of the students to the examination centres.

Worth mentioning, the State governments and CBSE had requested the Centre to allow them for conducting the Board examinations earlier.

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