In a huge relief to students, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank informed that CBSE Board will allow students to appear for the pending board exams from the current district where they are located.
HRD Minister took to social media platform to announce the decision, which confirmed that CBSE Board will allow students to change their exam centres to their home district. The decision has been taken following concerns raised by students and parents, who have travelled to their hometowns due to Coronavirus lockdown.
HRD Minister acknowledged the challenges faced by the students during the lockdown period, especially by the students who are based outstation, away from their homes. Many students, especially 12th Class students, travel to other cities like Kota, for coaching and preparation of entrance exam during their 11th and 12th Classes. Such students have moved back to their hometowns following the announcement of lockdown, making it a challenge for them to appear for the exam at the exam centre assigned to them earlier.
Also, students who are part of government run residential schools such as Navodaya and Kendriya Vidyalayas who have safely been sent back to their homes have also expressed concern about going back and appearing for pending board exams in the exam centre allotted to them earlier.
CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi also confirmed the development and said that the board will release an official notification confirming the same in the coming days. He also mentioned that from 1st Week of June 2020 onwards, after the official notification is released, students will be allowed to get their exam centres changes, as a one-time exercise by the board.
📢Students, who are currently not in the same district as their board examination centers due to #lockdown!
I have advised @cbseindia29 to shift your examination center to your current district. Kindly get in touch with your respective schools for further information.
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 27, 2020