GUWAHATI: The Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) has decided to conduct the high school leaving certification (HSLC) examination for the year 2021 by mid-March owing to the Covid19 situation.
Usually, the exam starts mid February.
The SEBA chairman RC Jain said, “Due to the ongoing pandemic, 30 percent course contents have been curtailed from the syllabus and also we have decided to conduct the exam likely by March. However, everything depends on the Covid19 situation in the state then.”
The board has also decided to set up at least 18 more exam centres across the state to make arrangements for the students who would need to adhere to social distancing protocols.
“More exam centres will be set up as several centres which have large numbers students appearing for the exam,” he added.
However, SEBA has assured that the results of the exams will be declared on time like the previous years. The answer sheets will be evaluated with digital technology.
Remaining shut down since the starting of the lockdown in March 2020; the Assam education department has directed the educational institutes to reopen classes from November 2 onwards with maintaining strict Covid19 protocols.