Class 12 exams to begin on November 9
Students taking exams asked to carry consent signed by parents, guardians
Srinagar: The J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) Monday notified the date-sheet for class 12 annual regular examination 2021 session in Kashmir and winter zone areas of Jammu.
The dates have been finalized by the board after receiving approval and guidelines from the State Executive Committee of Department of Disaster Management J&K to conduct the examination in offline mode.
As per the date-sheet, the class 12 examination will commence from November 09 and will culminate on December 04. The first paper will be of English subject for the students of all streams.
The students have been conveyed that their examination centre will be specified on their respective admit cards.
The board said that the external practical examination will be conducted by the respective affiliated academic institutions at their own level before commencement of theory examinations after the issuance of the admit cards.
The heads of the institutions have been asked to ensure adequate heating and lighting arrangements in the examination halls.
Meanwhile, the government has issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines, among others mandating consent by parents or legal guardians for students of 10th and 12th class to take examinations in Jammu and Kashmir, news agency GNS reported on Monday.
As per the report, offline board examinations for 12th and 10th classes have been permitted to be held in staggered manner keeping in view all the social distancing norms and COVID-appropriate behaviour.
All the concerned institutions have been asked to ensure that all the students coming to the examinations venue shall carry consent for each examination duly signed by their parents/legal guardians.
“The sanitisation of the examination hall, furniture and toilets should be carried out daily before and after the exams,” read the fresh guidelines, issued by Chief Secretary J&K, who is also the Chairperson, State Executive Committee.
The seating arrangement should be made in such a manner that every second desk is left vacant to maintain physical distancing, the order stipulating the guidelines said.
Vaccinating the teachers, staff and officials involved in conducting the examination with the cooperation of the district administration shall be made mandatory, it said.
“There should be a thermal scanner, pulse oximeter, first-aid boxes and hand sanitisers at the venue of the examination.”
All the students appearing for examination have been asked to wear masks while the concerned institutions have been asked to make the required arrangements.
“Separate facility should be provided to the students showing any symptoms like cough, common cold and flu.”
The SEC has directed the Board authorities and heads of the schools to ensure that the Covid protocols are strictly adhered to.