CBSE compartment exams 2020 begin today – Times of India

LUDHIANA: CBSE will conduct its compartment exam from September 22. For the first time after lockdown, Class X students will step out of their homes for a national-level exam. Class XII students may have had already done so because of JEE and NEET. The compartment exam is for those students who did not clear the regular board exam held in summer.

Principal, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School Paramjeet Kaur, who is also the city coordinator, said fear of Covid-19 during the compartment exam is unfounded because there will be fewer students to deal with. Also, she said, there will be multiple safety guidelines in place. Our school is the centre for compartment exams for classes X and XII, she said.

The CBSE compartment exam will go on till almost mid-October for both classes X and XII. Although the exact number of students from Ludhiana appearing for the exams is not known, it is estimated that the number would be less than 2,500. There are seven centres in the city, including BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary school, where 200 to 300 students will appear. At Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar, 93 Class XII students and 40 class X students will appear and 67 students will appear at Greenland School, Jalandhar Bypass.

J K Sidhu, principal, DAV school said, “The number of students appearing for compartment exam is very less as compared to regular board exam. A total of 91 students will appear for compartment exam in the school and all arrangements have been made. There will be 12 students in each classroom and most other safety protocols will be followed.”

The CBSE had instructed all centres to make drastic changes in seating arrangements for the last board exam in March. Only 12 or 15 students were allowed in the same room as compared to almost 30 or more earlier.

Navita Puri, Principal of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines said, “CBSE has also put a lot of safety guidelines in place so that health of students is not compromised. A total of 96 and 78 students will appear for class X and XII compartment exams in my school.”

D P Guleria, principal, BCM School, Sector 32 said, “ In my centre, 161 students in Class X and 120 students in Class XII will appear with 125 students appearing in one day.”

The exam will be held between 10.30am and 1.30pm. On Tuesday, September 22, students will take social science exam. This will be followed by painting (without practical) on September 23, Hindi course A and B as well as home science on September 24, Mathematics standard and basic on September 25 and communicative English, Sanskrit, English language and literature on September 26. On September 28, students will take the Punjabi exam.

Candidates are required to carry their own hand sanitisers in a transparent bottle and water bottle. They have wear a mask and follow physical distancing norms. Parents have been advised to guide students about precautions to be taken in view of Covid-19. Parents will have to ensure that their child is not sick and candidates will be expected to adhere to instructions issued in examination centres as well as admit card. Answer books will be distributed to candidates between 10am and 10.15am.

The question paper will be distributed at 10.15am. From 10.15am and 10.30am, (15 minutes), candidates shall read the question paper.

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