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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday issued an important circular regarding the conduct of Class IX and XI examinations and commencement of new academic session 2021-22.

As per the circular to all principals and heads of institutions affiliated to CBSE, the board said that a decision has been taken to reschedule the Board Examinations 2021 to May-June because of the unprecedented situation arising due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The notice has been issued as several schools were seeking advice from CBSE regarding the exams of Class IX and XI and commencement of the academic session 2021-22.

Here's the list of instructions for schools issued by CBSE:

-CBSE has announced the Datesheet for classes X and XII, and provided sufficient time for preparation to the students for their Board examinations.

-Schools have reopened in a majority of States and with the improvement of COVID-19 pandemic situation, it is expected that schools will be opened in other states/UTs also.

-Schools should be fully geared up and prepared to welcome students for face-to-face classes. This will help students to attend schools for completing their practical and to make preparations for final examinations. They can practice their writing skills and resolve doubts. Teachers should focus on each individual student and assess the learning gaps and try to address them.

-For classes IX, XI, schools should take steps to identify and remedy the learning gaps and thereafter , conduct examinations by strictly following the COVID safety protocols as per Examination Bye-Laws.

This examination will also help in identifying learning gaps which could be addressed by the schools in new academic session, at the beginning of classes, by having a bridge course specially designed to  address the learning gaps.

-While holding classes/ examinations, Covid safety protocols should be strictly followed.

-It will be appropriate to start the academic session 2021-22 from April 1, 2021 to the extent feasible subject to the instructions of State government.



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