The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and is aimed in the larger interest of 6.83 lakh Class 12 students of the state.
In view of the prevalent current situation of ‘Corona’ pandemic in the state, after a detail deliberation on conducting the board examinations for Class 12 this decision was taken, the state government announced on Tuesday in a media statement.
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Giving details about the decision, Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that about 683,000 students will give their examinations for the 12th Std. Of them, nearly 140,000 students will be of the science stream and 543,000 students will be of the general stream, it said.
At the meet, CM Rupani gave clear instructions to the education department to strictly follow the Covid-19 protocol while conducting the examinations.
The education minister said the examination will be conducted as per every year’s established traditional system of Science Stream Part-I for 50 marks with Multiple Choice Type (MCQ) OMR method and Part-II being descriptive written format for 50 Marks Examination will be held for 3 hours.
In the case of general stream students, the written descriptive format of exams for 100 marks will be conducted.
“The education department has also been given instructions to ensure that the students appearing in the examinations maintain social distancing, compulsorily wear mask, and will also follow the ‘Corona’ Transition Control Guidelines such as use of sanitizer, thermal gun, and others,” according to Chudasama.
The CM also instructed the department to ensure that during the prevalent Corona situation, the examination centres should be nearer to the residence of students.
“For this purpose, it was also decided to increase the number of examination centres in the state,” according to the media statement.
For the examinations of both the streams – maximum 20 students will be allowed in one classroom. Not only this, every examination centre will be equipped with CCTV cameras.
In the meeting, it has also been decided that the students who will not be able to take the upcoming exams due to Covid-19 or any other unavoidable reasons, for such students fresh examinations of all the subjects with a new time-table and fresh exam question papers will be conducted after 25-days.
The examinations for the repeater students of the 10th Standard will also be conducted in the similar manner, the education minister added.