Lockdown Opened Up for Board Exams

In interest of large number of students, conduct of 10th and 12th Board Examinations exempted from Lockdown Measures: Shri Amit Shah

Different Boards to Stagger their Examination Schedules; Adherence to Health/Hygiene Protocols Mandatory

New Delhi, May 20, 2020

Taking into consideration the academic interest of large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption to conduct Board Examinations for Classes 10th and 12th from the lockdown measures, tweeted Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah.

As opening of schools had been prohibited under the guidelines on lockdown measures, the annual board examinations being conducted by State Education Boards/ CBSE/ ICSE etc. for classes 10th and 12th had been suspended. Requests were received from State Governments and CBSE for conducting the Board examinations.

Considering this the Union Ministry for Home Affairs (MHA) has written to all States/UTs detailing the conditions to be followed for conducting the examinations. These are:

In Containment zones, no examination centre would be permitted.

Wearing of face masks by teachers. staff and students would be mandatory.

There should be provision of thermal screening and sanitizer at the centres and social distancing in all the examination centres.

In view of examination to be conducted by different Boards, their examination schedules should be staggered.

Special buses may be arranged by the States and UTs for transportation of the students to the examination centres.

To see the Official Communication