Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has published notification for practical exam dates 2020. The board has directed schools to hold practical exams from January 1, 2020, to February 7, 2020.
The board confirms that practical exams will be held in the respective schools. Thus burying rumors that practical exams will be in separate schools. Also the practice of having internal and external examiners will continue. CBSE will also appoint observer.
Schools will have to upload marks by February 7, 2020, in one go. No corrections will be allowed after once uploading marks.
Following are the contents of the notice.
“You are aware that the Practical Examinations and Project/ Internal Assessments are conducted in the respective schools every year. Looking into 2019 practice, the theory examinations of Skill subjects may commence from 15th February, 2020. Hence, to ensure that practical examinations are conducted before examination and in letter and spirit, following information is provided to the schools for strict compliance.”
“Schools will conduct Practical Examinations and Project assessments from 1st January, 2020 to 7th February, 2020.”
“Marks will be uploaded on the link provided immediately after the assessment is over. While uploading marks, schools will ensure that correct marks are uploaded as no correction in the marks will be allowed once marks are uploaded. Schools should also keep in mind maximum marks allotted for Practical/Project while awarding/uploading marks.”
“The practical examination and Project assessments will be done in the respective schools.”
“There will be an External Examiner as well as an Internal Examiner, as per past practice.”
“Schools will ensure that practicals are conducted by the external examiners appointed by the CBSE only.”
“An observer will also be appointed by the Board who will supervise conduct of the practical examination and project assessment.”
“An App link will be provided to the schools for uploading 01 group photograph of each batch during the practical examination. Group Photo should consist of all the candidates of that batch, External examiner, internal examiner and Observer. All faces should be clearly visible in photograph. The photograph should be taken in the laboratory where practical exams are being held and laboratory should also be seen clearly in the photograph.”
“Some other information such as batch number, total batch, date and time ete will also be required to be uploaded on link.”
“The software will ensure that photograph uploaded is geotagged and time tagged.”
“The practical/project marks will have to be uploaded on the link provided by the Board immediately after completion of the work and on the same date.”
“The marks of internal assessment should also be uploaded simultaneously that is wef 1st January 2020 to 7th February 2020.”
“No extension in any activity shall granted, including last date for uploading data and photograph etc which is 7/02/2020”.
Last year CBSE held the practical exams for class 12th from January 16 to February 15. This year, as can be seen, the practical exams are starting two weeks early and ending one week early.
CBSE 2020 date sheet for class 10th and 12th are expected in December. This time the board will declare results also early, around 20 days after exam.