CBSE Board Exams 2020: The Central Board of Secondary Education has issued important guidelines for students, who wish to change their exam centres to home districts on its official website cbse.nic.in. This has come as a huge relief to lakhs of students, who have been suffered displacements due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Earlier, the CBSE had allowed students expected to sit for remaining exams to do so from their home districts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But many students complained that their ‘home districts’ had changed as they were forced to return to their native place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has prompted the CBSE to issue fresh guidelines allowing such students to contact their respective schools to change ‘home districts.’
The notification from the CBSE read, “As a number of students have shifted from the district of their school to some other district in the country, CBSE has decided to address this problem being faced by the candidates by taking the following two decisions in respect of the forthcoming examinations: 1. Examinations would now be conducted in the respective schools of the candidates instead of the examination centre already allotted. 2. 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.”
Traditionally, board exams have often been held at designated centres to ensure that there are no biases by the respective schools in favour of students from their own institutions. The board has also announced a date sheet stating that the remaining exams will be held between 1 and 15 July. These exams could not be held due to the announcement of COVID-19 lockdown and communal riots in north-east Delhi in February this year.
According to the HRD Ministry, the evaluation process of answer sheets for board exams is underway and the results could be out by July-end.
The apex board of education in India, CBSE has a pan India jurisdiction and also a global presence with nearly 141 affiliated schools across 21 countries. The board grants affiliation to schools up to higher secondary level and develops common curriculum keeping nationwide requirements in focus. The CBSE was given its present name ‘Central Board of Secondary Education’ in the year 1952. The Board was reconstituted in the year 1962 when its jurisdiction was extended.
Functions Of The Board
To make necessary arrangements for smooth conduct of public examination at school level. At present, the Board conducts public examinations at Middle, Matriculation and Senior Secondary Level.
To prescribe the curriculum, courses of studies and text books for school education. The Board has a full- fledged academic wing, having subject experts in all the major subjects. The main responsibility of this wing is to prepare and revise the syllabuses regularly and then prepare text books accordingly.
To arrange for the preparations, compilation, improvement, publication, printing and sale of text books.
To make necessary arrangements for affiliations of schools to the Board.
To make efforts to bring about qualitative improvement in school education.
To act as an advisory body to the state Govt. regarding School Education