CBSE to promote all class 1-8 students, class 9 & 11 students to be promoted on school-based assessment: HRD ministry
New Delhi: All students from classes I to VII in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools will be promoted to the next class without any examinations.
Similarly, students of classes IX and XI will be promoted based on their performance in school assignments, projects and tests that were held before the schools were ordered to shut down.
Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank took this decision after having detailed meetings with top official led by Education Secretary Amit Khare.
In view of the current situation due to #COVID19, I have advised @cbseindia29 to promote ALL students studying in classes I-VIII to the next class/grade. #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/zvklNiJ4Tj
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 1, 2020
According to an official, the CBSE schools may also soon begin online classes.
The HRD ministry and CBSE are also closely examining the possibilities for providing the best possible solution to the students of class X and XII, whose annual exams have been disrupted.
In a statement, the CBSE said that it is unable to provide a suitable date for the Class X and XII board exams currently. A notice of 10 days would be given to all stakeholders before starting the board exams, the board added.