CBSE Board Exam 2021 Latest News Updates: Demands for RT-PCR tests for students when 12th class practical exam restarts - check all details here
A number of CBSE school teachers feel that RT-PCR tests or COVID test must be made mandatory for students before restarting Class 12 practical exams because it has been suspected that several asymptomatic students may have attended schools.
CBSE Board Exam 2021 Latest News Updates: The unprecedented surge in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country thrown everyone into disarray. Schools and other educational institutions had to be closed down, exams had to be cancelled or postponed due to the resurgence of this coronavirus pandemic in the country.
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As per a report by The Times of India, a number of CBSE school teachers feel that RT-PCR tests or COVID test must be made mandatory for students before restarting Class 12 practical exams because it has been suspected that several asymptomatic students may have attended schools. The demand has mainly been raised from Nagpur.
While speaking to The Times of India, Deepali Dably, president of CBSE Staff Welfare Association mentioned that a letter demanding mandatory RT-PCR tests will be given to both the Nagpur Municipal Corporation and the district collectorate. The virus is spreading at a rapid speed which can affect both the teachers and the students. To ensure the safety of the students and the teachers, RT-PCR tests are absolutely necessary.
Incidentally, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had declared the cancellation of Class 10 Board Exam 2021 and the postponement of Class 12 Board Exam 2021 last week. The CBSE written exams for the Class 10 Class 12 Board Exam 2021 candidates were supposed to commence from May 4, 2021, and continue till June 14, 2021.
The CBSE practical exams had started from March 1, 2021, and were being conducted by the respective schools as per their schedules. In Nagpur, the CBSE schools started their CBSE practical exams from April 1, 2021. However, now the exams have to be stalled due to the strict restrictions imposed.
Following CBSE's announcements, the CISCE and various other state boards have also decided to either cancel or postpone their board exams. In the state of Maharashtra, the Class 10 Board Exam 2021 has also been cancelled and the Class 12 Board Exam 2021 has been postponed till the end of May.
The CBSE has also stated that the decision regarding the revised schedule for CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 will be undertaken after a thorough review meeting of the COVID-19 situation in the country on June 1, 2021.
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