The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has identified additional 12,000 centres to conduct the pending board examinations scheduled in July. Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank through his Twitter informed that the board earlier identified 3,000 examination centres, which have now been increased to 15,000.
The minister earlier announced that the students can take exams at their enrolled schools maintaining the guidelines of social distancing.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in its recent notification has asked boards to ensure that no exam centres fall in the containment zone of any state. Schools must ensure social distancing during the exams. Wearing of masks, use of hand sanitisers will be allowed in exam halls. Candidates will also have to undergo thermal check-ups before entering the exam hall, as per the guidelines.
The states and UTs have been asked to make arrangements for special buses to transport students to and from their homes and exam centres.
CBSE will conduct the remaining exams from July 1 to 15. For class 10, only exams for students of north-east Delhi, who could not appear for the examination due to the riots, will be held.
The evaluation process for the already held papers has been started, and the result is likely to be released by July-end.