Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has instructed all the affiliated schools to directly promote class 1 to 8 students to next grade. The board took the decision in consultation with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the advisory for the same has been forwarded to all schools. Board has also uploaded it on the official website, cbse.nic.in, under the ‘recent announcement’ section.
As per the Indian education system, the decision to directly promote the students is radical. However, evaluating the COVID-19 situation and impact of it, the board called the shots to cushion the blow of virus on student’s education.
While taking the decision, CBSE also considered affiliated schools which are in foreign land. In all, there are 25 countries, where CBSE board is followed. These countries are also battling the same enemy and are closed to practice social distancing. Evaluating the situation, the central board informed that due to unavoidable circumstances it is not possible to hold the exams in these countries as well. Also, the movement of exam materials like question papers, answers sheets, and other resources is risky.
Thus, exams are cancelled in these countries as well. The system of marking / assessment for these countries will be worked out by the Board in the coming few days and will be communicated.
Apart from class 1 to 8 students, the press release advises the schools to promote the students of class 9 and 11 to next grade / class based on school-based assessments including project work, periodic tests, term exams, etc. that have bee conducted so far. Students unable to qualify as per it can appear for school-based tests – online or offline.
As far as class 10 and 12 is considered, the exam will be held only for 29 subjects and for the rest of the subjects the exam has been cancelled. CBSE has not been able to conduct board exams on 8 examination days, i.e. March 19 to 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 threat. The board postponed the exam after receiving orders from Secretary, Department of Higher Education/ School Education and Literacy, Government of India on March 18, 2020.
In the time of hardship, CBSE advises not to be misled by rumours. For this, it asks students and parents to regularly check the board’s website, cbse.nic.in, for any latest update and developments. Apart from that the social handle of the board can be also followed for quick updates that are: cbse_hq_1929 (Instagram), @cbseindia29 (twitter) and @cbseindia29 (Facebook). Or you can simply keep on visiting us. We will provide you all the latest update. Stay indoor, stay safe!
Read here the full press release by CBSE for promoting students of class 1 to 8 – Click here