All students who failed Class 9 and 11 exams will be given an opportunity for re-test keeping in mind COVID-19 related stress, according to a statement released by the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE.
CBSE result 2020: All students who failed Class 9 and 11 exams will be given an opportunity to reappear for failed papers keeping in mind COVID-19 related stress, according to a statement released by the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE. The Board has also said that the schools providing this opportunity to students can conduct the examination online or offline or innovative tests, and may decide promotion on the basis of this test.
"CBSE, in view of the requests of the parents and student, as a one time measure in extraordinary situation, has decided that all the failed students of 9th and 11th will be provided an opportunity to appear in a school based test again," the statement said.
"Opportunity will be extended to students irrespective of whether their examinations have been completed and the exam results have been released or their exams have not been completed. This facility is to be extended irrespective of number of subjects and attempts," it added.
This test, according the statement, can be taken in all subjects in which students have failed.
"Before holding the test, the schools will give sufficient time to the students to prepare. Therefore all schools affiliated to CBSE will provide an opportunity to all the failed students of classes 9 and 11 for all subjects where students have failed," it said while reiterating that this opportunity is a one-time measure in view of the unprecedented conditions prevailing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, CBSE had decided to promote Class 9 and 11 students on the basis of internal assessments of schools including projects, periodic tests, term exams, etc. conducted so far.
"It has come to our notice that though several schools affiliated to CBSE have completed their examination, evaluation and promotion process for students who were studying in grades 9 and 11 in the 2019-20 academic session, there are several schools that have not been able to do so," CBSE said in a statement on April 1.
This includes among others, Kendriaya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, State/UT government schools, private schools, schools located in India and abroad, etc.
Meanwhile, during his address to teachers through a webinar today, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said that evaluation for CBSE answer sheets of Class 10 and Class 12 students will be completed in 50 days.
Recently, the Board has said that it will conduct the exam dates for remaining Class 10 and Class 12 papers which were rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country from July 1 and conclude on July 15.