Gujarat Board (GSHSEB) Class 12th Exams To Begin In July
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will conduct Class 12 board exams for Science and General streams from July 1, according to a report.
Gujarat HSC Exam 2021: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will conduct Class 12 board exams for Science and General streams from July 1 with all COVID-19 protocols in place, the state government announced on Tuesday. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who chaired a high-level meeting on the issue, took the decision in the larger interest of over 6.83 lakh students, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said. The detailed schedule will be announced
in the next few days, an official said.
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As many 1.40 lakh students of science stream and 5.43 lakh of general stream (arts and commerce) are expected to write the exam, the minister said. To ensure social distancing, only 20 students will be accommodated in one exam hall, said Mr Chudasama, adding all SOPs related to the pandemic will be strictly followed during the exams.
The government will increase the number of exam centres and exam halls and students will be allotted exam centres nearer to their residence to avoid travel, the minister said.
Students who miss the exam due to COVID-19 will be allowed to reappear after 25 days with a new set of question papers, the minister added.
The state government had earlier cancelled board exams for Class 10 students. All students will be promoted to Class 11.
A decision regarding repeaters – students who had failed in earlier attempts – will be taken after assessing the situation once COVID-19 cases drop, an official statement on Class 10 exams said. Around 12 lakh students of Class 10 were expected to take board exams this year.
The Education Ministry on Sunday asked state boards to submit detailed suggestions on Class 12 board exams by May 25. A decision for these students will be taken at the earliest, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Sunday.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce new exam dates for Class 12 students on June 1.