The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made an important announcement for students who have tested positive for Covid-19. In view of a sudden rise in coronavirus cases in the country, the CBSE has decided and said that the students need not worry about their lab practical exams if they have tested positive for the virus.
As per the CBSE circular, the practical exams for such students will be postponed and can be conducted either in April or after the written exams are over. Such students are advised to take rest and be in self-isolation at home. The CBSE also announced that if any student tests positive for the virus and is not in a position to give the practical exam, then the exam for such students can be conducted at a later date.
According to reports, this decision will reassure students as well as parents. The city schools said that the numbers of coronavirus cases are again on the rise at a time when the Board practical exams had begun. In Kolkata, many schools have either started the Class 12 Board practicals or will start soon amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.
The announcement from CBSE will give some relief to students as almost every day, certain students were reporting sick and were unable to appear for their exams. The schools and students were under pressure about the practical exams because the exams were progressing as per the schedule and they were being marked absent. The Written exams will start in May.
Earlier, the CBSE allowed students of board exams to change their exam centres considering the pandemic and rise in positive cases.
"Due to Covid-19 pandemic, students appearing for the board exams have shifted to some other city or country along with their families, and hence they are unable to appear for the exams at the registered exam centre," read the CBSE notification.