3,000 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools in the country will open so as to ensure evaluation of class 10 and class 12 board exam answer papers.
The Home Ministry gave the necessary approvals on Saturday. Sixteen regional offices of the central board have also been allowed to function provided the Covid19 guidelines are followed.
The schools have been given the permission to open for evaluation of the answer sheets and not for classroom teaching.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokriyal said 3,000 CBSE affiliated schools have been identified as assessment centers across India. He said this will help in the quick evaluation of the 2.5 crore answer sheets. The results, however, will be declared after the remaining board examinations have been conducted. The pending exams of Class 10 and 12 are scheduled to be held between July 1 and 15, 2020. The evaluation is expected to be completed in 50 days.
The academic year that usually starts in June is now expected to begin in August-September due to the Covid 19 pandemic and resultant lockdown.