LUDHIANA: CBSE will conduct its compartment exam from September 22. For the first time after lockdown, Class X students will step out of their homes for a national-level exam. Class XII students may have had already done so because of JEE and NEET. The compartment exam is for those students who did not clear the regular board exam held in summer.
Principal of, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School Paramjeet Kaur, who is also the city coordinator, said fear of Covid-19 during the compartment exam is unfounded because there will be fewer students to deal with. Also, she said, there will be multiple safety rules in place. Our school is the centre for compartment exams for classes X and XII, she said.
The CBSE compartment exam will go on till almost mid-October for both classes X and XII. Although the exact number of students from Ludhiana appearing for the exams is not known, it is estimated that the number would be less than 2,500. There are seven centers in the city, including BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary school, where 200 to 300 students will show up. At Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar, 93 Class XII students and 40 class X students will show up and 67 students will show up at Greenland School, Jalandhar Bypass.
The exam will be held between 10.30am and 1.30pm. On Tuesday, September 22, students will take social science exam. This will be followed by painting (without practical) on September 23, Hindi course A and B as well as home science on September 24, Mathematics standard and basic on September 25 and communicative English, Sanskrit, English language and literature on September 26. On September 28, students will take the Punjabi exam.
Candidates are required to carry their own hand sanitisers in a transparent bottle and water bottle. They have wear a mask and follow physical distancing. Parents have been advised to guide students about precautions to be taken in view of Covid-19. Parents will have to ensure that their child is not sick and candidates will be expected to adhere to instructions issued in examination centres as well as admit card. Answer books will be distributed to candidates between 10am and 10.15am.
The question paper will be distributed at 10.15am. From 10.15am and 10.30am, (15 minutes), candidates shall read the question paper.