The apex court was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was representing the CBSE, that all precautions have been taken for conducting the board exams in offline mode.
Arathoon said the major reasons cited by students and parents for not conducting online exams were non-avaliblity of devices, irregular power supply and network and bandwidth problems.
'It has come to the notice of the board that some students are still not in the city of their school where they had taken admission and are residing somewhere else,' said CBSE Examination Controller
The new objective format has a five-minute increased reading time, which is quite thoughtful and would help the students to read the questions and the options carefully before selecting right answers.
The board said the exams will be objective-type and the duration of the tests will be 90 minutes. The exams will start from 11.30 am instead of 10.30 am, keeping in view the winter season.
Board exams: CBSE not to charge registration or exam fees from students who have lost parents to COVID-19
Students appearing for Class 10 and 12 board exams next year will not have to pay any registration or examination fees if they have lost their parents due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 1984, Pratap's world had come crashing down when he realized he has not made it to the top 10 in high school examination.
The DDMA clarified that all educational/coaching institutions will remain closed for teaching purposes, which will continue online.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, class 10th exams were cancelled by the board and an evaluation policy was formulated to evaluate students this year.
The board ruled out declaring results of the private candidates on the basis of an alternative assessment policy like that for regular candidates.
Private students – those who are either repeating the class or improving their marks – had been instructed to appear for the exams.
At the end of the second term, the board would organise Term II or year-end examination based on the rationalised syllabus.
It is yet to complete the process of formulating the criteria for assessment and thus, officials are not sure if they will be able to publish the results as per the given deadline.
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The bench was hearing a plea seeking directions to state governments not to hold board exams in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.