With no clarity on board exam dates, schools conduct pre-board exams in online mode

With no clarity yet on dates of board examinations next year, several schools are already conducting pre-board exams in online mode to make sure that students are fully prepared in time. While the Ministry of Education (MoE) is yet to require a turn the dates of board exams for sophistication 10 and 12, it's already clarified that the exams are going to be in pen and paper mode only. Schools in Delhi are restricting to online exams while those in Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida also are planning exams in blended mode as per easing of restrictions by respective state governments. “The CBSE conducted the NEET and JEE exams in 2020 during the pandemic in offline mode. This strongly indicates that students of grade 10 and 12 should prepare themselves for an offline examination. We managed to conduct pre-board exams in online mode, keeping in consideration safety and security of staff and students. “However, that quantity of practice isn't enough for pupils, we are exploring adopting offline mode of conducting exams as per the CBSE guidelines,” said Priyanka Barara, Principal, MRG School, Rohini. According to Pallavi Upadhyaya, Principal, DPS-RNE Ghaziabad, the varsity has conducted online exams for pre-boards but is additionally getting to hold physical exams in January.

With no clarity on board exam dates, schools conduct pre-board exams in online mode

With no clarity yet on dates of board examinations next year, several schools are already conducting pre-board exams in online mode to make sure that students are fully prepared in time.

While the Ministry of Education (MoE) is yet to require turn the dates of board exams for sophistication 10 and 12, it's already clarified that the exams are going to be in pen and paper mode only.

Schools in Delhi are restricting to online exams while those in Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida also are planning exams in blended mode as per easing of restrictions by respective state governments.

“The CBSE conducted the NEET and JEE exams in 2020 during the pandemic in offline mode. This strongly indicates that students of grade 10 and 12 should prepare themselves for an offline examination. We managed to conduct pre-board exams in online mode, keeping in consideration safety and security of staff and students. “However, that quantity of practice isn't enough for pupils, we are exploring adopting offline mode of conducting exams as per the CBSE guidelines,” said Priyanka Barara, Principal, MRG School, Rohini.

According to Pallavi Upadhyaya, Principal, DPS-RNE Ghaziabad, the varsity has conducted online exams for pre-boards but is additionally getting to hold physical exams in January.

“Amidst the pandemic, we've been ready to complete the tutorial syllabi for board classes and have conducted the primary pre-board examination virtually as per the CBSE guidelines issued consistent with the paper pattern. “We have conducted virtual sessions with students and fogeys and have ensured a good exam. Our system has been designed to stay the exam fair for the invigilator and students,” she said.

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Upadhyaya said the question papers in PDF format are shared on MS platform and therefore the students are given 3.5 hours to aim the paper. “After attempting the paper, the scholars are directed to scan and email the solution sheets to the respective teachers. However, the varsity certainly is getting to conduct the second pre-boards physically at college in January,” she said. Rashmi Biswal, principal, DAV Public School, Pushpanjali Vihar, said, “Most board exams are of 80 marks so we would like to offer students the practice of writing the entire exam and to form the experience simpler for them we've decided to divide each paper into two parts, so students can write and submit both parts in at some point with an interval in between, or on two separate days.” “We were ready to successfully conduct our first set of pre -board exams in online mode round the beginning of December. The upcoming pre-board exams are planned in offline mode along side practical tests. we'll be ensuring full safety guidelines associated with distancing and hygiene, and would expect an equivalent cooperation from students and teachers also ,” said Sangeeta Hajela, Principal, Delhi Public School Indirapuram.

The Central Board of education had earlier this month announced that board exams in 2021 are going to be conducted in written mode and not online.

Schools across the country were closed March to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15.

However, a couple of states have decided to stay them closed view of a spike within the number of infections.

Board exams had to be postponed mid-way in March. They were later cancelled, and results announced on the idea of an alternate assessment scheme.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had interacted with students survive December 10 and answered questions on various concerns regarding the conduct of upcoming board exams. He also will be interacting with teachers on December 22, following which a choice on exam schedule is predicted .(Asianewsera)