9 June 2021 | Source: Oswaal Editorial Board
In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed its schools to hold the class 12th practical exams and any other remaining internal assessments online only. No physical exams will be held to protect students and their families against the virus. For subjects needing external assessment, external evaluators will fix on exam dates after discussing with internal examiners. A viva voce will be held through online meetings with the students. For other subjects, respective school teachers will also have to conduct internal assessments online themselves. Initially CBSE schools were planning for offline practical exams hoping that students would soon return to schools at the start of this year. Though, lockdowns had to be implemented again and even 12th board exams stand cancelled now. So online exams are the only way out for schools.