As exam dates near, HRD keeps tab on rising cases
NEWDELHI: With the pending Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) class 10 and 12 exams just two weeks away, the ministry of human resource development is keeping a close eye on the rising number of coronavirus disease cases in the country, especially Delhi and Mumbai.
The board plans to conduct the examinations between July 1 and July 15. Exams for some of the subjects were deferred owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The HRD ministry is keeping a tab on the developments. The situation will be reviewed and not just in Delhi and Mumbai, the ministry will have to take note of the situation across the country. This week is crucial and important decisions can be taken,” said a senior government official, on condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile, CBSE is yet to clarify its stance on the students residing in containment zones, in isolation or those who have been directly affected the viral disease.
The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education has decided to provide the option to students on whether they want to take the board exam or not.
A CBSE official said that these options existed before it as well but a decision would only be taken after a direction from the government. “As of now, we are going ahead with the exam,” said the second official.