Over 35 lakh students including 21 lakh Class 10 students and 14 lakh Class 12 students will be appearing for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams 2022 starting from today, April 26.
The Class 10 board exams 2022 will be conducted for 29 days and will be over on May 24, 2022. Whereas, the Class 12 board exams will be conducted for 51 days and will be over on June 15, 2022.
On the first day, the Class 10 students will take their Painting, Rai, Gurung, Sherpa, Tamang, and Thai papers, while Class 12 students will appear in the Entrepreneurship, and Beauty and Wellness papers. The CBSE Class 10, 12 papers will start from 10:30 am.
The students will be required to carry their term 2 hall ticket at the exam centre, and need to follow the COVID-19 guidelines.
The students need to carry a face mask, hand sanitisers at the exam centre and should follow the mandatory COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. As per the COVID-19 guidelines, only 18 students are allowed to sit for the examination in one room with three rows and six students in one row during the term-2 board exams.
CBSE said that even if a student tests positive for COVID-19, then such a candidate will be allowed to take the exam in an isolated exam centre. "For this purpose, CBSE is paying Rs.5,000 to each examination centre for the purchase of Infrared Thermometer and also paying Rs 5 per candidate per day for sanitization of school every day and for making arrangement of masks, sanitizer, soaps etc. to ensure cleanliness at the examination premises," a CBSE statement issued in this regard said.
In a live webinar on modalities for term 2 exam 2022, CBSE said, "those who have missed either term 1 or term 2 exams will receive a grade based on their performance in one of them." However, if the student fails to appear for both term-1 and term-2 exams conducted by the CBSE, then he/ she will not be allowed to sit for compartment exams this year and will have to appear for the exam next year, the board clarified.