With no clarity on the dates to conduct the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams yet, many schools have started conducting pre-boards in online mode to ensure that the students are ready in the due time for their board exams next year,
While the Ministry of Education (MoE) is yet to make a decision on the schedule of board exams for class 10 and 12, it has already clarified that the exams will be conducted in pen and paper mode only and there are no plans of shifting it online.
Pre-boards in Online Mode-
In Delhi, the schools are conducting pre-boards in online mode only while those in Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida are planning exams in blended mode with respect to the easing of restrictions by the respective state governments.
“The CBSE conducted the NEET and JEE exams in 2020 during the pandemic in offline mode. This strongly indicates that students of grade 10 and 12 should prepare themselves for an offline examination. We managed to conduct pre-board exams in online mode, keeping in consideration safety and security of staff and students.
“However, that amount of practice is not enough for pupils, we are exploring adopting offline mode of conducting exams as per the CBSE guidelines,” said Priyanka Barara, Principal, MRG School, Rohini.
Pallavi Upadhyaya, Principal, DPS-RNE Ghaziabad, said that the question papers are shared in PDF format on MS platform and the students are given 3.5 hours to attempt the paper.
“After attempting the paper, the students are directed to scan and email the answer sheets to the respective teachers. However, the school certainly is planning to conduct the second pre-boards physically at school in January,” she said.
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Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had interacted with students on December 10 in a live session and answered questions about various concerns regarding the conduct of upcoming board exams.
He will also be interacting with teachers on December 22, in which a decision on the board exam schedule is expected to be taken.
(With inputs from Times Of India and India TV.)