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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday announced that Classes IX and XI students, who failed in their examinations, will be given another opportunity to clear it.

The board said that the decision to extend this one time opportunity for the current year has been taken in view of the unprecedented conditions of COVID-19.

“This benefit is a one- time measure and will not be extended in future,” CBSE Controller of Examinations Sanyam Bharadwaj said in a statement.

The CBSE has directed its schools to provide remediation to the students of Classes 9 and 11 who have failed in their exams by conducting online/offline/innovative tests and then deciding promotion on the basis of the test.

“This test can be taken in all subjects in which students have failed. Before holding the test, the schools will give sufficient time to the students to prepare,” the board stated.

“Therefore all schools affiliated to CBSE will provide an opportunity to all the failed students of classes 9th and 11th for all subjects where students have failed,” it added.

“It is once again reiterated that this exemption is to be extended to all the students even if they have been given the opportunity earlier to this notification also,” it further said.

The board said that it has come to know that children who have not been able to clear school examinations have been facing mental stress and anxiety during the lockdown period and queries regarding their state have been received from their parents.

“CBSE, in view of the requests of the parents and students, as a one time measure in an extraordinary situation, has decided that all the failed students of 9th and 11th will be provided with an opportunity to appear in a school-based test again,” it added.

According to the board, opportunities will be extended to students irrespective of whether their exams have been completed, or results have been released. The facility is to be extended irrespective of the number of subjects and attempts.


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