Coronavirus: HRD Directs CBSE to Promote Students of Classes 1 to 8 to the Next Grade

The human resource development ministry on Wednesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to promote all students of classes 1 to 8 to the next class in view of the situation due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. According to the ministry, the advisory has been issued in consultation with the NCERT.

Students of classes 9 and 11 will be promoted on school-based assessments conducted so far, he said, adding those not promoted this time can appear in school based tests online or offline.

“Students studying in classes IX & XI will be promoted to next class/grade based on the school-based assessments including projects, periodic tests, term exams, etc. conducted so far. Students not promoted this time can appear in school-based tests, online or offline,” Nishank tweeted.

The ministry has not decided the new schedule for board examinations of class 10 and class 12, but they will inform the students and all the other stakeholders ten days before the resumption of the examination.

“Any decision that the board will take with the regard to the conduct of examinations will be taken by undertaking extensive consultation with higher education authorities and by keeping all aspects related to entrance exams, admission dates etc. in mind,” said the ministry.

Once the lockdown ends, the board will conduct examinations for only main subjects required for promotion and “maybe crucial for admission in higher educational institutions.”

With PTI inputs

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