Pending school-based assessment including internals, practicals and projects of Class 12 will be conducted by affiliated schools via online mode and marks should be uploaded by June 28, announced the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday. Students of CBSE Class 12 were worried as some of their internal assessment exams were not conducted by schools due to lockdown restrictions necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The CBSE sent a letter dated June 6, to all principals and heads of affiliated schools stating, "Some schools have not been able to complete the school-based assessment in various subjects due to the pandemic. Thus, schools with pending practicals or internal assessments are permitted to conduct the same now in online mode only and upload the marks latest by June 28."
The board further stated that external examiners will decide the date of examination in consultation with internal examiners and take viva voce through online mode in case of practical examinations or project evaluation where external examiners are appointed by CBSE.
Following cancellation of CBSE Class 12 theory exams, students were worried about internal exams that were not conducted by some schools. A student on request of anonymity said, "I did not want to go to school physically just to appear for my practical exam due to Covid-19 risks." While another student said, "I am glad the board has directed schools to conduct pending practical exams via online mode."
Internal examiners have been directed to share the date of the exam with students well in advance. The board said, "A recording of the entire session should be kept or an on-screen photograph including the external examiner, internal examiner and the student should be taken during the viva voce. The last date for uploading marks is June 28, no extension will be granted."
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