CBSE has proposed a new rule for the students of class 10 and class 12. As you know that the competitive exams like Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) or Common Admission Test (CAT) does not allow the late candidates to appear for the exams. So, now, CBSE is making a rule that those students who will come after 10:15 AM in the examinations hall will not be allowed to sit for the exams.
The Central Board of Secondary Education has made it clear that no one will listen to any kind of excuses of the students. Whether the candidates would be late due to the traffic or due to any other reason. The rule will be followed strictly and the candidates would be restricted to enroll in the board examination.
The reason why the board has made this rule is to increase the security level and to decrease the leak of the question papers. According to the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry, the ban of the late entry and the encrypted form of the question papers are only be created to make the exams more secured.
Talking about the rules till 2018, the official entry in the exam hall begins at 9:30 AM. Then at 10:15 AM, the distribution of the question papers begins. The board provides 15 minutes for the students to read the question papers. After that, the students can start writing at 10:30 AM. Although the time slots were distributed for the various activities but the candidates were allowed to come at 11:00 AM as the late entry and at 11:15 as an emergency entry. But these rules now have been changed. According to the senior ministry official, the Central Board of Secondary Education will release an official circular for this cause. The late entry will be banned and the centre supervisors will be liable for this strict execution.
CBSE had also tested the encrypted form of question papers in the examinations which were held from July 16 to July 25, 2018. The experiment was successful. There were some issues also but thirty-two schools in Delhi got the encrypted copies and the password before 30 minutes of the exams. After that, the superior authority opened the question papers through the passwords and printed out the papers. When the board felt that this experiment was victorious then CBSE sent the question papers of Hindi A and Hindi B on July 20 to 211 exam centres across the country and seven centres in abroad.
A CBSE official said that the board will implement the same rules in the 2019 exams but in a lower scale. CBSE will send the encrypted question papers to a restricted number of students and exam centres. The final decision will be taken in the month of December 2018.
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