“The class 10, 12 exams will now be conducted at over 15,000 exam centres across India. Earlier, CBSE was slated to hold exams at only 3,000 centres,” Nishank said.
He also said that the decision has been taken to ensure that social distancing is followed properly at exam centres and also to minimise travel for students.
Meanwhile, the HRD ministry has already announced that students will appear for exams at schools in which they are enrolled rather than external examination centres.
According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), there will be no exam centre in COVID-19 containment zones and states will be responsible for making transport arrangements for students to reach their respective centres.
The CBSE had recently released the date sheets for the pending Class X and Class XII board exams.
As per the revised date sheets, the classes 10 and 12 board exams will be conducted from July 1 to July 15.
The board will hold exams of twelve pending subjects for the Class 12 students of pan-India.
However, the students from Northeast Delhi will have to appear for additional 11 subjects, the exams for which have already been conducted for other students.
Meanwhile, the board will hold exams of six pending subjects for the Class 10 students from Northeast Delhi only.