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Sharmili Mallick

New Delhi: The Covid-19 cases are witnessing a steep rise across several States of the country and educational institutes seem to have become the epicentre of the resurgence of the virus. At this important juncture, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with big relief for the students who have tested positive for coronavirus infection.

As per a recent announcement made by the CBSE, if a student has tested positive for Covid-19, then they s/he need not worry about his/her practical examinations in the laboratory.
The Central board issued a circular in this regard and said that the practical exams for such students will either be postponed and can be scheduled in April or even after written exams are over.

Such Covid-infected students should just be advised to take rest and be in isolation at home, added the CBSE notification.

The CBSE further said that if any candidate tests positive for Covid-19 and if s/he is not in a position to appear for the practical examinations, then the practical exams for such students can be held at a later date, said the Central board.

Meanwhile, the decision of the CBSE has brought relief for the students and their parents amid the resurgence of Covid-19 in several parts of the country.

The CBSE 10th and 12th Board Exams 2021 are scheduled to begin from May 4 while many schools have already started conducting the practical examinations as well as internal assessment for students of classes 10 and 12.

Last week, the CBSE allowed the students of classes 10 and 12 who are appearing for the board exams, to change their exam centres for the practical as well as theory examinations in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and fresh surge in cases.

"It has come to the notice of the board that because of Covid-19 pandemic, students of classes 10 and 12, along with their families, have shifted to some other city or country and therefore, they are unable to appear in the practical/ theory exam from the school/ exam centre where the students are registered for the board exams. Looking into the problem, CBSE has decided to permit the change in examination centre," read the official notification of the board.

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