The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a notification for all its affiliated schools to hold school-based test again for the class 9 and 11 failed students. CBSE rolled out this order via notification number CBSE/CE/2020 on May 13, 2020. The opportunity is being provided by CBSE in view of the requests of parents and students, considering the fact that such students will be greatly affected if they do not pass their exams amidst the COVID-19 situation.
The tests can be held offline / online or via any other innovative format. The promotion of the students will be based on this one time opportunity. CBSE has not mentioned when to hold these tests via the notice.
Earlier CBSE has asked the schools to pass all class 1 to 8 students in CBSE affiliated school. For class 9 and 11 students, CBSE has asked to promote the students on the basis of internal assessments.
The class 9 and 11 students who could not pass, will now get a second chance to get promotion into the next grade. CBSE has also asked the schools to provide enough time to the students for preparation fr the re-exam. The exam can be held in all subjects in which students have failed.
Which students can appear for the re-exam? All students who have failed in class 9 and 11 irrespective of whether their examinations have been completed and the exam results have been released, or their exams have not been completed can appear for the exam. Also, the opportunity is to be extended to the students irrespective of number of subjects and attempts.
What if a re-exam opportunity has been already provided to failed class 9 and 11 students by the schools before the order? Irrespective of this case, the re-exam opportunity will still be applicable. The order for re-exam by CBSE came out on may 13, 2020. If any school have given any similar opportunity to the students, they still have to follow this order.
CBSE has cautioned that “this one-time opportunity is being extended only in current year in view of the unprecedented conditions of Covid-19. This benefit is a one time measure and will not be extended in the future.”
The notice further quoted that
“The whole country is facing a challenging time due to Covid-19. This is an unprecedented situation. Children are confined at home. Their schools are closed. They are experiencing mental stress and anxiety. Parents are worried about salaries, the health of family, etc. In this difficult time, children who have not been able to clear school examinations will be even more upset. The queries of such students are constantly being received by CBSE. Queries from parents are also being received continuously. At such a difficult time, all of us will have to make joint efforts to relieve students from stress and to help them to mitigate their anxiety.”
Read the full notice below: