The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday, December 2 dismissed chances of exams being conducted online.
The CBSE also said it will explore alternative methods of assessment for students who have not been able to attend practical classes before exams
“The exams, as and when they are conducted, will be in written mode and not in an online mode. The exams will be conducted following all COVID protocols. In case students are not able to do practicals in classes before the exams, alternatives to practical exams will have to be explored,” the Board said in a statement.
Practicals are only held for class 12 students, the marks for which vary from 20 to 30. These are often held within the school, but are marked by an external examiner or observer.
Asking stakeholders to voice their concerns, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted, “Dear all, 2020 has been a year of a great many changes like adjusting to #onlineeducation, adapting to #newnormal.Happy to share that I am going live on Dec 10 to talk about upcoming competitive/board exams with you. Drop your concerns below using #EducationMinisterGoesLive.”