New Delhi, May 28:
Since many of the Central Board of Secondary Education( CBSE) students have shifted to their home town due to the constant extension of coronavirus lockdown, CBSE board has decided to shift the examination centres to their present location, for the examinations of remaining subjects to be held from first July to 15 July, 2020.
CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said that “It has come to notice that due to closure of schools because of the spread of Covid-19 and lockdown, some students are now not present at the station from where they were appearing in the examination prior to postponement of the exams, and it would be difficult for them to appear in the scheduled examination from their existing examination centre. Keeping in view the problem of the candidates, who have shifted to other districts than the district of their examination centre. CBSE has decided to shift their examination centre to their present district”.
The notification will be issued by CBSE in the first week of June 2020 in this regard. Such candidates are informed that they should remain in touch with their own schools and as soon as CBSE issues notification, they should take the suggested action,” the press release said.
Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Wednesday, had also said thriigh twitter, that the CBSE Class 10 and 12 students who have moved to different states or their home districts during the coronavirus lockdown can appear for their pending board examinations there. This announcement of shift in location is expected to give a big respite to thousands of CBSE students who had moved to their home state or districts in view of the COVID-19 crisis.
A total of 18 lakh candidates have been registered for class 10th board exams, while the class 12 lakh students are appearing for 12th board exam.
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