The decision was announced by union minister for HRD Ramesh Pokhriyal for the students who are to appear for the pending 29 papers which were suspended due to disruption in the North East Delhi due to violence and lockdown due to the novel corona virus outbreak.
Many students, primarily Class XII, used to travel to distant places for coaching and generally choose exams centres close to the coaching institutes. However, due to the lockdown they returned home and in order to take the Board exams would have to travel back.
Pokhriyal said: “Thousands of students have moved from their school district to their home districts. This also includes students from Navodaya and Kendriya Vidyalayas whom we have safely transferred to their homes. These students would be allowed to appear for their pending CBSE Board exams 2020 from the district they are in. They should get in touch with the CBSE and their parent school about their current location.”
According to Anurag Tripathi, secretary, CBSE, “CBSE will notify this decision in the first week of June and students will be allowed to apply for only for change in location and centre.”
The minister had earlier confirmed CBSE would be allowing students to appear from their own schools and not the exam centres that were allotted earlier.
Students would be required to notify their respective schools about their present location. The information would be collected by the board in the first week of June. All students need to contact their respective schools and inform them of their location and also to get the location of the schools located in their present districts.