CBSE has issued a list of guidelines to all the schools for the conduction of board practical exams this year for classes 10 and 12.
- CBSE has issued practical exam guidelines to schools.
- Practical exams will be conducted in groups of 25 students.
- Labs will be sanitised before and after each batch of students.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a list of guidelines to all the affiliated schools for the safe and proper conduction of the CBSE practical exams 2021 for students of classes 10 and 12 from March 1, 2021.
CBSE has asked schools to start the conduction of the practical exams 2021 from March 1 for classes 10 and 12. Schools have been reopened for students of higher classes in view of the upcoming board exams and CBSE has asked authorities to prepare the students for practical exams during this time.
As per the guidelines issued by CBSE, all schools will have to sanitise their laboratories before and after conducting the practical exam for each batch. All Covid-19 safety protocols have to be strictly followed by the students and staff present for the practical exams.
This year, the CBSE board exams 2021 have been delayed due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation. Usually, the board exams are conducted in the month of February and March and the practical exams are conducted in January.
CBSE guidelines for practical exams
As per the guidelines issued by CBSE for the conduction of class 10 and 12 practical exams this year, all students and staff will have to wear a mask inside the lab and wash their hands at regular intervals. Students will be able to carry their own sanitisers.
CBSE has also suggested schools conduct the practical exams in batches of 25 students to avoid overcrowding in labs and maintain proper social distancing. Schools have been asked to make entry and exit norms for their students, for maintaining social distancing.
CBSE said in its notice, “If the practical examination is conducted by a teacher other than that appointed by the board, the examination will be canceled and students will be awarded proportionate marks based on the marks secured in the theory examination”
Schools will have to conduct practical exams with an external examiner appointed to the school by the board. The correct marks of the assessment should be communicated to the students as soon as possible, as per CBSE guidelines.