With the spike in Covid-19 cases, several state boards, as well as CBSE and CISCE, are mulling over when and how to take the class 10, 12 board exams in 2022. Last year almost all boards had to cancel their exams, hence some of the boards decided to split the exams for this academic year into two parts. From Uttar Pradesh to Rajasthan, here is the latest status of board exams 2022:
The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) has postponed the practical exam for class 12 boards due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state. The exams were to start on January 17. Rajasthan Education Minister Bulaki Das Kalla said the decision to postpone the exams was made after 25 districts of the state in the red zone were marked for COVID-19 infection. After an evaluation interview in February, a decision will be made about the new practical exam dates.
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If the Covid-19 situation does not become conducive, the board exams for grades 10 and 12 of RBSE could also be affected. The board exams are scheduled to start from March 3. More than 20 lakh students are enrolled in Rajasthan board classes 10 and 12.
Madhya Pradesh Administration
The MPBSE has scheduled the 2022 board exams from February 12 and the pre-boards from January 20. However, the pre-board exams have shifted to take-home mode where students must appear for the exams while they are at their respective homes.
The chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has also announced the closure of schools in the state from grades 1 to 12 in government and private schools. Schools have opted for online classes.
The Central Examination Board Secondary Examinations (CBSE) has already released the sample papers for the term II board exams. The exams are likely to be held in March-April, but previously the board had said the second term would only be administered if the Covid-19 situation improves. The final results will be based on the two terms, internal assessments and practical exams.
Like CBSE, CISCE has already conducted the term I exams and the second semester would only be conducted if the Covid-19 situation gets better. The final results will be drawn up afterwards, but if semester II is not taken, the final result will be based on semester I, internal assessments and practical exams.
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Bihar’s interim and matric board exams are scheduled for February 1. Bihar’s education minister, Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, has said the exams will be held on schedule after speculation that the exams may be postponed. More than 30 lakh students have registered for the exams this year.
Uttar Pradesh Board
The UP board is likely to hold exams in 2022 after the elections scheduled for February. So students can expect the exams to start in March. The practical exams are expected to be held in the third week of February for both class 10 and 12 students.
West Bengal Administration
After several WBBSE and WBCHSE board members became infected with Covid-19, preparations for the Madhyamik and Uccha Madhyamik exam have been complicated. Officials said that as the number of Covid-19 cases increases, it will be very difficult for the boards to pass the exams. The class 10 exams are scheduled for March while the class 12 exams are in April.
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