Despite riots, COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no delay in the evaluation process in the boards
Despite rescheduling of board examinations due to violence in parts of Delhi, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is hoping to declare class X and XII results on time. CBSE is taking every step possible to follow the schedule and avoid inconvenience to the students or hamper their chances of securing admission in undergraduate programmes due to delayed results.
“The board officials are working hard to conclude the exams on time. The evaluation process will begin soon after the examinations are over to ensure timely announcement of the results,” says Sanyam Bhardwaj, controller of examinations, CBSE.
“The board is coordinating with schools to arrange centres for the rescheduled exams and avoid clash with any other examinations,” Bhardwaj adds. He, however, refused to divulge other details related to the exams.
The exams in the violence affected areas of Delhi for class XII will begin on March 31 and conclude on April 14, while exams for class X will be conducted from March 21-30. Since 1929, this is for the first time that the board has rescheduled the exam dates.
Also, the global outbreak of coronavirus will not change the evaluation schedule. “There may be some changes in the CBSE schools in middleeast that are temporarily closed. We do not have any confirmation on that,” adds Bhardwaj.
More than 220 schools in 25 foreign countries – including 78 in the UAE are affiliated to CBSE. Despite the closure of schools in affected countries, the board has been able to conduct examinations scheduled until March 12. There are a total of 23844 candidates in class X and 16103 in class XII appearing from foreign schools.