The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to conduct the school-based test for students who have failed in Class 9 and Class 11. The Board has decided to provide an opportunity to reappear for failed papers to help students in this challenging situation caused by the COVID-19. Schools can conduct online/ offline/ innovative tests and may decide promotion on the basis of this test. The board has also released a notice regarding the exams.
HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted, "In view of the unprecedented circumstances of Covid-19, I have advised all CBSE schools to provide an opportunity to all students, who have failed in 9th and 11th to take online/offline tests."
In view of the unprecedented circumstances of Covid-19, I have advised all CBSE schools to provide an opportunity to all students, who have failed in 9th and 11th to take online/offline tests. #IndiaFightsCoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/3wRCdtbRuV— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 14, 2020
The notice reads, "CBSE, in view of the requests of the parents and student, as a one time measure in extraordinary situation, has decided that all the failed students of 9th and 11th will be provided an opportunity to appear in a school based test again. Opportunity will be extended to students irrespective of whether their examinations have been completed and the exam results have been released or their exams have not been completed. This facility is to be extended irrespective of number of subjects and attempts."
It also reads, "Schools by providing remediation to such students can conduct online/ offline/ innovative tests and may decide promotion on the basis of this test. This test can be taken in all subjects in which students have failed."
"Before holding the test, the schools will give sufficient time to the students to prepare. Therefore all schools affiliated to CBSE will provide an opportunity to all the failed students of classes 9 and 11 for all subjects where students have failed. It is once again reiterated that this exemption is to be extended to all the students even if they have been given this opportunity," it added.
This one-time opportunity is being extended only in the current year in view of the unprecedented conditions of COVID-19. Students should note that this benefit is a one-time measure and will not be extended in future.
Earlier, HRD Minister has announced that the CBSE pending papers of Class 10 and Class 12 will be held between July 1 and 15, 2020.