The government’s announcement of the CBSE board’s exam schedule has been a “great relief” to students and teachers amid the COVID-19-induced disruptions and the delayed schedule will give them plenty of time to prepare, according to directors of the schools.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had announced on Thursday that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would conduct physical examinations for classes 10 and 12 from May 4 to June 10 next year. . Schools will take practical exams starting March 1, and results will be announced by July 15.
“The announcement … is a student-friendly step to ease the pressure that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the student community. Students will now have enough time to prepare for meetings and improve their academic score, ”said Alka Kapur, director of Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh.
“Plus, they might even have the opportunity to show up at least once for school physicals and will also have plenty of time to resolve their concerns before the board exams in May. This will definitely boost your confidence, ”he added.
Typically, practical exams take place in January and written exams begin in February and end in March. However, exams are being delayed this session in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Sangeeta Hajela, director of DPS Indirapuram, although the board’s examinations are scheduled later than usual, the announcement has provided clarity.
“… we would be prepared … We will be aligning the preparation of our students and staff accordingly,” he added.
Priyanka Barara, director of MRG school in Rohini said: “We are very happy with this development because now it will give the children more time to prepare for the practices.” “Throughout the year, when classes were held virtually, children did not have enough opportunity to conduct hands-on experiments that are an important component of our tenth and twelfth educational systems.
“Now … it is possible to call children in very small batches with all precautions and help them get enough practice for their practices and we can allow enough time to solve problems that students may have before the board exams.” , said.
Jyoti Arora, Principal of Mount Abu School, said: “The exam schedule published by the ministry is suitable for students and gives them enough time to prepare well. The timely announcement of the schedule has brought great relief to students and teachers across India and CBSE schools abroad. “” The proposed date for the announcement of the results is also appropriate and justified under the current circumstances. ” said.
Bharat Arora, Secretary General of the Action Committee of the Unassisted Private School, an organization that groups more than 1,500 private schools across India, said: “We appreciate the strategic planning of the Union Ministry of Education and the Central Board of Secondary Education regarding conducting CBSE 2021 Board Exams. “” Starting (the exams) in the first week of May will give students and teachers more time to better prepare, “he added.