The education department of BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) has permitted the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations), and international schools to conduct offline board exams and practical exams in Mumbai for grades 10 and 12 from September to December 2021. The Municipal Commissioner will give the final go-ahead.
Permission was granted in February to the non-state boards like IB (International Baccalaureate), Cambridge, and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) for conducting in-person board exams. These exams went smoothly in the city with no student getting infected by the covid-19 virus.
CBSE and CISCE will be conducting two board exams, with CISCE holding the first semester board exam in offline mode for class 10 (ICSE) and class 12 (ISC) in November. CBSE might conduct offline multiple-choice exams in November-December. In the meetings held between BMC education department officers and the board representatives, compliance with all Covid-19 protocols laid down by the BMC have been assured by the board representatives. There has been no clarity of plans, however, regarding the board exams in the state board schools.
Although permission has been granted by the civic education department to conduct exams offline, it has also made it clear that no students from pre-primary to class 9 can be called to schools.
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