HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday called for a meeting with state education ministers, he asked all the state boards to begin the evaluation process of exam answer sheets. While some of the media reports speculated that CBSE will deliver the answer copies to examiners at their home to resume the evaluation. As of now, the board has no idea about this.
According to the media reports, an official who asked not to be named told that no decision has been made yet.
“We are still awaiting any official communication from the to resume evaluation that was halted on March 18 due to the pandemic. Any guidelines regarding the evaluation will be drawn by the board only after confirmation from the centre. As of now, HRD minister has directed all states to cooperate with CBSE for any help needed for the evaluation,” says the official.
CBSE will need about 45 days for evaluating more than 1 crore board exam answer copies.
At the time of the meeting, Delhi education minister and Punjab education minister Vijay Inder Singla among others also brought the idea to cancel the pending exams and announce results based on internal assessments and pre-board exams.
However, CBSE has clarified that board exams for the remaining 29 important subjects will be conducted after the lockdown with 10-day advance notice to students.
Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, also requested an at least 30% reduction in syllabus for all classes and also reduced courses in JEE, NEET and other higher education exams.