New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has permitted Class 10 and 12 students to change the centre of their 2021 board exams in light of the persisting threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students may apply to appear for practical and theory exams from a different centre. Students who wish to change their exam centres will have to request their respective schools by March 25 and the schools will upload requests made by students to the CBSE website by March 31, an official statement stated.
“It has come to the notice of the board that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some students of Class 10 and Class 12 along with their families have shifted to some other city or country; and therefore, they are unable to appear for the practical examination or theory examination from the examination centre from where the students had registered for the board examinations,” the official order read.
Once schools submit the requests made by students, no change in the exam centre, city or country will be allowed, the board clarified.
A centre in another city will be allowed for students who wish to change both the centres for practical and theory exams. In other words, the CBSE will not allow students to appear for practical and theory exams from different cities.
Three shifts for CBSE practical exams
The CBSE has also allowed schools to conduct practical exams in shifts, allowing up to three shifts in a day.
The Board said it had received several requests from some schools to let them conduct practical exams in three shifts instead of two so that students can complete their practical exams early and get ample time to prepare for theory exams.