The Central Board of Secondary Education on Monday request schools to conduct their pending class 12 practicals and internal assessments only in online mode. The submission work should be wrapped up by June 28. CBSE Examination Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj, in his letter to schools have should his concern. He said that it has been observed that some schools have not been able to complete the school-based assessments in various subjects due to the Covid pandemic.
The letter further read, "Thus, the schools with pending practicals and internal assessments are permitted to conduct the same now in only online mode and upload marks on the provided link latest by June 28.” Explaining the manner to conduct practical exams online, he said the external examiner will take viva-voce of students with the internal examiner also present on-screen. He added "Screenshot of all three has to be taken by the school as proof of the test being conducted. Students have to be informed of the online exam date well in advance, though the actual link shall be given only on exam day.” Earlier, in February, CBSE had ask affiliated schools to conduct Class 10 and Class 12 practical exams, internal assessments and projects. At that time, the exam process was discussed to be completed between March 1 and June 11. The board had also directed schools to reconduct the practical exams for students who were not able to appear due to the student or family member being infected with COVID-19. The theory exams for class 12 which were scheduled to begin from May 4, also had to be postponed and ultimately were cancelled by Modi government.
The CBSE has constituted a 13-member committee to decide an objective criterion for alternate assessment for class 12.