The term-II board examinations for classes 10 and 12 will be held from 26 April 2022, and will be conducted in a single shift starting at 10:30 am, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Friday, 11 March. The subject-wise date sheet for the exams has been released.
Has the timing of the board exams been changed?
Yes. The exams for both 10th and 12th classes will begin at 10:30 am. (The term 1 board examinations had started at 11:30 am.) Further, the exams will be conducted in a single shift.
Why has the timing been changed?
Elaborating on the reasons behind the change in timings and shifts of the board examinations, the CBSE said:
"Despite of the fact that the temperature will be a little on the higher side, the time of start of the examination will be at 10:30 am because it will not be possible to start the examination earlier as examinations will be conducted in 26 more countries than that of India. Similarly, because of the same reason, the examinations cannot be conducted in two shifts."
Will reading time be provided?
A reading times of 15 minutes will be provided to the students. This is 5 minutes less than the 20 minutes provided in term 1 board examinations last year.
Here's the subject-wise date sheet for the exams:
What are the COVID-19 guidelines to be followed for the exams?
The candidates have been instructed to carry their own sanitiser bottle, which must be transparent. The candidates will have to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times. Social distancing norms will be followed.
Are there any other changes?
The circular released by the CBSE said that the exam dates have been devised keeping in mind the learning losses incurred by students due to the pandemic, saying that "more gap has been given between the two examinations in almost all the subjects in both the classes."
"Wherever the gap is a little lesser, such examinations have been kept at a later date so that the students can get sufficient time for the preparation of these examinations. Other examinations including JEE Main have been taken care of while preparing the date sheet."