The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released important instructions regarding conduct of practical, project and internal assessment components for Class 12 examinations 2021.
In a letter to Principals of all affiliated schools, CBSE has come up with fresh instructions which might clear confusion in the minds of students and their guardians.
Earlier, the complete modalities for conduct of practical examinations and certain changes in the process of conducting Practical/Project/Internal Assessment components for Class-12 were brought to the knowledge of all the schools.
The Board issued fresh instructions on Wednesday following further deliberations on the matter in the view of the prevailing circumstances and the problems being faced by the schools.
Here are the key instructions:
1. Students Requested For Transfer of Centre (a) Vide communication dated 16/03/2021 the students were allowed transfer from their school to any other school where they are staying due to various reasons in pandemic situations.
Now in the light of letter no. CBSE/CE/Practical/2021 dated 06/06/2021 the schools have been directed to conduct online assessment only in cases of Practical/Project/Internal Assessment components. Also, the matters of transfer/change of centre for the purpose of practical examinations have become infructuous.
Accordingly, the Practical/Project/Internal Assessment of all the students is to be conducted by the original schools of the candidates from where the LOC of the candidates was submitted.
(b) The schools will ensure safety concern of their students. All the arrangements shall be made by the schools keeping in mind COVID guidelines.
2. Students Earlier Remained Absent
Students were marked as Absent (Ab), Covid(C) or Transfer (T) at the time of submission of practical marks by the schools who have already submitted and finalised their practical marks. On line facility for uploading of marks of candidates marked as Absent (Ab), Covid(C) or Transfer (T) will be provided shortly in the online link to the schools. Thereafter. schools will upload data.
3 Other Instructions to Assist the Schools
(a) Practical Examinations in online mode in respect of all the subjects where the external practical examiners were appointed by the Board will be conducted in the presence of external examiners only
(b) The external examiners already appointed in respect of a particular subject and school shall mandatorily conduct online practical examination The employer schools of the external examiners shall extend all help to the schools where their teachers have been appointed as external examiners In cases, where external examiners are not available (due to justifiable reasons only) the procedures prescribed by the concerned Regional Offices for replacement/reappointment of external examiners may be followed.
(c) During the online practical examination the school will send the blank practical award list to the external examiner and the external examiner after entering the marks and signing me award list will send it back to the school through electronic means i.e email etc. The school's internal examiner will also sign this aware list and after completing other formalities will upload it at the portal.
(d) The process of conduct of online practical examination etc. and uploading of marks shall be completed by 28/6/2021 under all circumstances.