Centre grants lockdown exemption to hold Class X, XII Board exams
Guwahati: To ensure smooth conduct of the pending exams of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X and Class XII board exams, the home ministry has written to all the states to grant exemption from lockdown measures to conduct the examinations.
In a letter dated May 20, home secretary Ajay Bhalla said, "Taking into consideration the academic interest of large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption from lockdown measures to conduct Board examination for classes 10th & 12th."
The exams for the pending subjects will be held between July 1 and 15.
However, there will be a few conditions like wearing mask by students and teachers is mandatory and social distancing is to be maintained. Also, all exam centres will have the provision of thermal scanning and sanitisers.
The letter also said that no examination centre will be permitted in the containment zone, and special buses are to be arranged by the state/UTs for transportation of the students to the exam centres.