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CBSE Class 10, 12 practicals from March 1: Instructions to follow during exams

For students who have symptoms or unwell students, the exam will be conducted separately. Non-compliance of instructions will invite a fine of Rs 50,000 on the schools.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 15, 2021 4:31:04 pm
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CBSE class 10, 12 practical exams: Practical exams for the CBSE Class 10 and 12 boards, including projects and internal assessment, will begin from March 1 and conclude by June 11. According to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), while the exams will be held in students’ respective schools, authorities will have to upload the marks immediately after the assessment is over. Internal as well as external examiners will be present during the exam

The board has also released detailed marks distribution for the assessment on its website. The practicals will be held only by an external practical examiner appointed by the board.

In case the exams are not held following all the guidelines, they will be cancelled and students will be awarded marks based on what they score in the theory component of the subject concerned, as per the board. An observer will also be appointed by the board to supervise the conduct of the exam.

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While conducting the exams, COVID-19 protocols will be followed. During the exam, a batch of 25 students will be divided into two sub-groups. The labs should be sanitised before holding the exam. Wearing masks, maintaining social distancing protocol will be mandatory.

Schools will have to prepare entry and exit norms for students based on the location and infrastructure of laboratories and also mark entry signs to the labs, to ensure social distancing. Students will have to wash their hands before starting the practical and after completion, as per the guidelines.

For students who have Covid-19 symptoms or for those who feel unwell, the exam will be conducted separately. Non-compliance with instructions will invite a fine of Rs 50,000 on the schools.

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