The National Institute of Open School (NIOS) has cancelled the class 12 examinations for the students with special needs. The examinations have been cancelled amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the country. As per reports, the students will be assessed based on the project work and question-answer-based assessment.
The NIOS Class 12 examinations were scheduled to be conducted in March 2020 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown in the country. Examination boards like the Central Board of Secondary Educations and the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations have also cancelled their class 10 and 12 board examinations for the students.
According to a notification issued by the NIOS, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the NIOS to cancel the Senior secondary examinations for students with special needs. The students will now be examined based on the project work/ question-answer-based assessment.
The notification is available on the official website of NIOS - nios.ac.in. Candidates can also check the NIOS official notification through the direct link provided below.
NIOS stated that the decision of cancelling the examinations was taken as CWSN students might not be able to travel or comply with the instructions provided by the government with regard to social distancing. The institute has also added that some of the students might find it difficult to stay with masks for a longer duration of time.
NIOS has also added that the details of the guidelines, mode of submission and evaluation will be released on the official website of the board later.