CBSE Board is taking all the necessary steps to conduct the upcoming board exams smoothly and safely amid the rising Covid-19 cases in India, said Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of Examinations, Central Board of Secondary Education.
“First of all, we will not leave any stone unturned for the students. For students, focus on your studies, do not listen to any rumor and false pretense,” Bhardwaj said at SAI Thought Leadership seminar organized by SAI International Education Group.
Special emphasis has been given to students’ safety, thus the board has increased the number of examination centres from 5,000 to 7,000 and strict Covid-19 protocols will be maintained throughout the centers, he added.
“When you are coming to examination centre, check the details before coming and bring only the identified things and don’t get in touch with anyone else and carry sanitizers.”
The board is in constant touch with the government and other sister concerns and is making sure that everything is correlated in such a manner that exams are conducted smoothly.
Addressing the question on the pattern of the question paper in the exam Bhardwaj said “We are actually very transparent from the exam point of view, and it comes from the curriculum hosted in the website. We have also uploaded the sample question paper. The design of the question paper will be same to the sample question paper only.”
“Additionally, we have also introduced competency-based questions. If the students are cautious about the surroundings, they would be able to answer. We are of the opinion that we must change the methodology of the examinations in the coming years. This year we will be also providing an opportunity to improve their performance, through the improvement exams. There will be no additional mention in the mark sheet of the improvement exams.”
Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor cum Working President, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, Govt of Odisha, Founder Mentor, SAI International Education Group also spoke on the occasion.