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CBSE To Begin Pre-Board Exams 2020 For Delhi Schools From December 16

The CBSE Board exams, on the other hand, will be conducted from 15th February 2020.



NEW DELHI: The Examination Branch, Directorate of Education, Govt. of Delhi released a common date sheet for CBSE pre-board exams ahead of the 2020 Board exams for the Delhi schools.

As per the date-sheet released by the CBSE, the exams will be conducted between December 16 and 31, 2019. CBSE will conduct the examination in two shifts – morning and evening. The pre-board exam date sheet has been released after considering the CBSE 2020 practical dates released by the Board on 4th November 2019.

The Head of the Schools will be required to make changes in the exam subjects in case of any clashes. The CBSE practical exams for Classes 10 and 12 will start from January 1, 2020.

The CBSE Board exams, on the other hand, will be conducted from 15th February 2020.

The CBSE pre-Board examinations help students to evaluate their preparation strategies for CBSE board exams 2020.

The CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Paper will be held in two parts – Basic and Standard. Students willing to take up Mathematics in Class 11 will be required to appear for Standard paper.

In recent news, CBSE also has issued a circular to schools stating that that CBSE Sample Papers released by the Board are more important for Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exams than the sample included in the syllabus. The circular was circulated by the Board to all the schools affiliated to it.

The circular also stated that between the question paper blueprint or design included in the curriculum of CBSE and the Sample Question Papers released by the board in September 2019, students will be more benefitted if they refer to the CBSE Sample Papers to get a better idea about the question paper structure and pattern.

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COVID-19: HRD Minister Interacts With VCs Of Central Universities Via Video Conferencing

Union Minister emphasizes on continuing the education of students through SWAYAM and other digital means.



NEW DELHI: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ interacted with the Vice Chancellors of all the Central Universities of the country today in the backdrop of the spread of COVID-19.

The following points were discussed during the meeting.

1. Measures to be taken regarding the health of students residing in hostels and academic and non-academic staff of the university.

2. Proper adherence to social distancing and isolation instructions in the university.

3. Provision for testing of suspected cases of COVID-19 in the University.

4. Arrangements made to continue the education of students

5. Management to deal with the mental health challenges of students.

6. Resolve the salary-related problems of all employees (permanent, temporary and daily wage earners).

7. Initiatives related to COVID-19 to be informed through social media.

8. Research related to COVID-19 may be carried out.

During the discussion, all the universities assured that in the hour of crisis, they are prepared to meet the challenges. Proper care is being taken for the food and mental health of the students who continue to reside in the universities.

Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim university informed that they have created a facility of 40-bed isolation rooms. Most of the universities continue to run courses digitally so that academic session is not delayed.

The Union Human Resource Development Minister has directed all the Vice Chancellors to motivate their faculty and students to use SWAYAM and SWAYAM PRABHA in mission mode and also through other online digital mediums to Continue the academic program.

The HRD Minister also informed that to promote online education and give suggestions regarding online examination a committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Nageshwar Rao, VC, IGNOU has been constituted.

The decision to form an Academic Calendar Committee under the leadership of U.G.C Chairman was also taken by the Minister. The Committee will suggest measures to deal with the issue of delay in the academic session.

To ensure the mental well-being of the students, the Union Minister announced the formation of a committee under the chairmanship of a Joint Secretary of the Ministry. The Committee will take care of the mental well being of the students of the school as well as of colleges and universities.

Union Minister directed the Vice Chancellors of Aligarh Muslim University and B.H.U that there should be no shortage of any kind in the hospitals run by them.

Some universities have stated that they have done some research to fight COVID-19 which will reach the people after approval by authorized agencies. The Union Human Resource Development Minister requested that such research to be carried out at a fast pace. He assured all assistance to such research.

The Vice Chancellors of all universities told that salary allowance is being given on time for permanent, temporary and daily wage earners and at this time a provision has been made to pay salaries even on the days of their absence.

The Union Minister requested all the Vice Chancellors to contribute to the PM CARES Fund. At the same time, on the call of the Prime Minister, on 5 April 2020, at 9 pm, they should switch off the lights of the houses for 9 minutes and to light a lamp, candle or mobile flashlight to express solidarity.

Apart from this, Nishank asked everyone to make full use of the ArogyaSetu app developed by the Government of India and emphasized to follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of AYUSH from time to time to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Finally, the Union Minister instructed all the Vice Chancellors to take steps on the following points:

(i) Efforts to increase Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) through online education.

(ii) Reading – Efforts to raise the level of reading quality and standards.

(iii) Appropriate measures to maintain discipline in the university campus.

(iv) A reasonable strategy to develop Central Universities into centres of knowledge and excellence.

(v) Advance planning of academic calendar should be done for the smooth functioning after the restoration of normalcy.

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COVID-19: Delhi Govt Directs All Primary Schools To Be Shut Until March 31

The move will ensure that kids do not have to travel much and avoid large assemblies.



NEW DELHI: The Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government has directed an immediate closure of all Government, Government aided, private, Municipal Corporations of Delhi and New Delhi Municipal Council primary schools till 31st of this month.

Kendriya Vidyalayas in Delhi will also remain closed for primary classes till 31st March in view of Coronavirus.

The move will ensure that kids do not have to travel much and avoid large assemblies.

The Delhi government had set up a state wide task force on Wednesday under the chairmanship of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to contain COVID-19. The government also indulged in educating students to take precautionary measures to control the spread of contagious virus.

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COVID-19: Health Ministry Issues Advisory For Schools, Hostels

Schools have been advised to avoid any large gatherings of students during the course of the day in school.



NEW DELHI: Union Health Ministry has issued a school advisory in the wake of novel coronavirus. Schools have been advised to avoid any large gatherings of students during the course of the day in school.

Any student or staff with travel history to COVID-19 affected country or in contact with such persons in last 28 days should be monitored and home quarantined for 14 days.

Class teachers should be to any child with signs and symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing and should immediately inform the parents to have the child tested. The Ministry has asked parents not to send the child back to school till advised so by the treating doctor.

In its advisory, the Health Ministry also said that teachers, staff and students should be advised about simple public health measures of hand and respiratory hygiene.

In hostels, the health status of students, as well as other ancillary staff, should be monitored on a regular basis.

In case there are suspected cases, the authorized medical authority should be called for examination.

It has asked the schools to provide hand cleaners, sanitizers, soap and water and foot-operated pedal bins lined with plastic bags.

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