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CBSE Practicals Tentative Board Dates 2020

CBSE Practicals and other exams for the academic year of 2020

The CBSE Practicals Bexam dates for the 12th class students are here. Apart from the schedule, CBSE has also released new guidelines for conducting the exams amid the pandemic.The Central Board Of Secondary Education released the 12th practical exam date on Saturday. The practical examinations of CBSE 12th will be held from January 1 to February 8. CBSE has said that this date is likely. The exact date will be notified separately later.

“Candidate examination in respect of private candidate will be held at the theory examination center unless otherwise notified. Private candidate should contact the Principal of the school of their theory examination centers for date and time of practical examination before theory examination is over. The practical examination should be completed before 28th September, 2020,” the official notice said.

Regulations for CBSE Compartment exam 2020: 

1. All the candidates will carry their own hand sanitizer in transparent bottle and water bottle.

2. All the candidates will cover their mouth and nose with mask/cloth.

3. All candidates will follow physical distance norms.

4. Parents will guide their ward(s) about precautions on Covid-19.

5. Parents will ensure that their ward is not sick.

6. All instructions issued in Examination Centres will be strictly adhered to by the candidates.

7. Candidates will follow all instructions given in Admit Card.

8. Duration for each examination will be as given in the date-sheet and Admit Card.

9. Answer books would be distributed to candidates between 10:00 am to 10:15 am.

10. Question paper will be distributed at 10:15 am.

11. From 10:15 am to 10:30 am (15 minutes), candidates shall read the question paper.

12. At 10:30 am. candidates will start writing the answers.

13. In addition to theory Examination given above, there will also be practical examination in respect of those candidates who have failed in practical in a subject involving practical.

14. Candidate appearing for the Compartmental Examination in a subject involving practical work are required to appear in theory only in case they have passed in practical.

15. Candidate examination in respect of private candidate will be held at the theory examination centre unless otherwise notified.

16. Private candidate should contact the Principal of the school of their theory examination centers for date and time of practical examination before theory examination is over. The practical examination should be completed before 28th September, 2020.

CBSE Practicals  Saga and SOPs

  • The board has said that different dates will be sent to schools for practical examinations.
  • An Observer will be appointed on behalf of the Board which will supervise the practical exam and project evaluation.
  • Practical examination will have both internal and external examiners as in previous years.
  • It will be the responsibility of the schools to conduct practical examinations only by the external examiner appointed by the CBSE board.
  • After the assessment is over, schools will have to upload marks on the link provided by the board.
  • Practical exam and project evaluation work will be conducted in the respective schools.

All schools will be provided with an app link on which they will have to upload a group photo of every batch of students during the practical exam. The group photo will have all the students of the practical giving batch, external examiner, internal examiner, and observer. Everyone’s face should be visible in the photo.

CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi on Friday said that there will be board exams for class 10 and class 12 and schedules for them are expected to be announced soon. CBSE is planning for this and soon it will be revealed how the exam will be evaluated. This statement of Tripathi came amidst various organizations demanding cancellation or postponement of board examinations in view of the increasing cases of Covid-19.

Exams During the Pandemic: The Challenges and advantages

Online exams are still a new phenomenon at higher education institutionsso there’s a lot to learn regarding the wide-spread implementation of these new exam processes.  

However, during a period where in-person contact comes with many risks, online exams are a great way of maintaining momentum in higher education and to ensure the learning process doesn’t ground to a halt 

There are also several arguments that suggest that online exams will remain a key feature of the higher education experience even after the worst of the coronavirus crisis has subsided.  

According to SI Newsthe process of marking in-person examinations is “expensive and highly ineffective, considering the cost of the assessor and the “extensive manual data entry” which is subject to human error.  

Other benefits include a significant reduction in the paper used and time required to conduct and mark the exams.  

Before the pandemic hit, the University of Bergen, the University of Oslo, and the University of Agder were all in the process of adopting digital exams with great success. At the University of Oslo, 75% of all exams are now conducted digitally.  

During the early stages of the pandemicwhen the nature of the coronavirus was still unknownmost universities made the decision to temporarily avoid all in-person contact and close their campuses completely 

Without a clear understanding of how the coronavirus operated and the most effective measures to prevent its spread, collecting students into one room for a prolonged period was no longer considered safe.  

However, examinations are a critical part of the higher education process and a necessary step in providing students with accurate grades.  

With the status of the coronavirus pandemic constantly evolving, universities must allow for some flexibility when it comes to conducting university exams 

Alongside their statement released in July on the importance of exams, the UGC demanded that final year college exams must be held by September 30.” 

However, they also acknowledged that there must be a degree of flexibility to this demandgiven the unpredictability of the coronavirus and its effect on the lives of students.  

To ensure no student is at a disadvantage as a result of the pandemic, the UGC confirmed that if students were unable to attend the final year exam, whether online or in-person, colleges and universities may present another opportunity “as and when feasible. 




About Pranav Nambiar

Pranav Nambiar,a BA Literature graduate has worked as a school and college level sports journalist and commentator for tournaments such as the Reliance youth foundation and Next Generation Cup hosted by the English Premiere league. Nambiar has also written and acted in several theatrical productions and has hosted countless college and corporate events across India with companies like HBO and Star Movies.

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