While board principle exams have a standard date, practicals are organized on the college degree. The host college fixes up a mutually appropriate date with the exterior examiner/s and schedules the practical on that day.
A CBSE college principal mentioned, “We have divided students into batches of 12. There is no chance of overcrowding. Also, there are no other students on campus, so it is virtually empty.”
Another principal mentioned they’ve even chalked out a transportation plan. “Since our school is far from the city, we need to provide bus transport. Even for that our seating plan is ready along with routes and timings,” mentioned the principal.
Unlike the state board, college students of CBSE have to put on college uniforms throughout practical exams. “This will be more beneficial this year because of some restrictions on people’s movements. At least students can be identified easily and won’t be harassed by anybody,” mentioned a college instructor.
Though schools are closed for college students, the overall coverage has been that nationwide-degree exams are allowed. Recently the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) was carried out on a number of days adopted by the MPSC choice check.
CBSE’s principle board exams start in May and shall proceed until June. TOI had reported about many mother and father being sad over the conduct of practicals in Nagpur, as circumstances of Covid-19 are rising. Though CBSE has given time until June to full practicals, schools say delaying will probably be a logistical problem.
“Once the theory exams start, it will be tough to get hold of external examiners and students too will be in a different mental frame. So the best option is to conduct these exams in April, well before the theory part starts,” mentioned a principal.