BMC to allow boards to conduct offline exams, Schools to remain closed until January 15

Jan 13, 2021 16:06 IST
Modified on: Jan 13, 2021 16:06 IST
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BMC allows to conduct board exams in city

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has approved the decision for conducting the board exams in the city. The Civic Body has agreed to conduct the state, national and international board examinations adding that not allowing to conduct the examinations could cause a loss of a whole year. 

Schools and Colleges in Mumbai under the BMC jurisdiction continue to remain closed and according to the last order, the schools will remain closed until January 15, 2021. However, the announcement regarding the reopening of the schools from January 16 or 18, 2021 has not yet been made. 

Boards can conduct Physical Exams

According to the order released, different education boards can conduct the physical exams from January 18, 2021, onwards and the members of the International Schools Association (Cambridge Board) will be able to conduct the preliminary or pre-planned exams of class 9 to 12. 

The boards included in the order released include the Maharashtra State Board (SSC and HSC), CBSE, IB, CISCE and IGCSE. Class 10 and 12 planned examinations can be conducted according to the time table.

Necessary precautions to be taken

The Civic body will also be taking the necessary precautionary measures from time to time along with those laid out by the State and Central Government which have to be followed. The security guidelines have been issued by the Health and Education Minister along with the state boards which have also released guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures for conducting the board examinations. 

According to the information given, Cambridge Board School Examinations for students from class 9 to 12 are being conducted from January 23, 2021, and in order to ensure that the year is not lost the permission to conduct the exams has been granted. The BMC had also earlier on permitted the city baked schools of the US and other consulates to reopen from January 18, 2021, while the private and government schools will not be reopening soon.

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