Ramakanta Biswas

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the guidelines for conduct of practical examinations in respect of private students for the academic year 2022-23.  

The board said practical examinations are required to be conducted in respect certain categories of private students of Class 12 as per requirement and the provisions contained in the examination bye-laws.

The practical examinations will be held for students of 2021 and 2022 whose marks of practical subject(s) are not available due to repeat in practical (RP)/repeat in theory and practical both (RB)/absent. 

In addition, students of 2020 and before, who have applied in full subjects in Private Category in their respective practical subject will also appear for the practical examinations. 

"No Project Assessment/Internal Assessment will be conducted in respect of the subjects not having practical component. The marks of Project Assessment/Internal Assessment will be computed pro-rata, on the basis of marks obtained in theory exam in the current examination i.e., 2023," the board said.  

As per the board, the Practical Examinations will be conducted from 10 March 2023 to 29 March 2023 in the examination centres fixed for theory examinations. 

"The Regional Offices will appoint External Examiners for all students of Class-XII. The internal examiners shall be appointed by the centre superintendent from their own school teachers. In case teachers are not available in the centre school in any subject for appointment as internal examiners, teachers from nearby schools shall be appointed," the board added.