CHANDIGARH: From not allowing more than 24 students in a class to carrying out frisking as conducted for competitive examinations like NEET , the CBSE on Monday announced a slew of steps to ensure the smooth conduct of classes X and XII board examinations.
The CBSE authorities in a webcast with school principals said it would make a list of students found circulating rumours of paper leak on social media or indulging in unfair practice and the list with pictures would be uploaded online. Students will also have to sign an undertaking on an envelope, officials said.
The webcast was titled "Preparedness for Examinations" and principals were told about various measures they need to take during conduct of exams. It was shared proper frisking should be done at the centres and no student be allowed to take watches, bags or mobile phones inside. "Even the invigilators will not be allowed to take mobile phone inside the centre. They said the CBSE has come to know that more than others they had been providing help to students taking exams. All centres were asked to provide for wall clocks as students will only be allowed to take their stationary inside," said a principal.
Sanitise campus on exam day, schools told
The CBSE asked schools to ensure only 24 students will be allowed in a class. "Only if there is an odd number, can the school allow less than 24 in a class. Students should be sitting in three rows, meaning schools will have to allot more rooms for boards exams," said a principal.
Schools were asked to sanitise the campus on the exam day and not allow any unauthorised person. Principals were told to ensure no one brings mobile phones to the campus on exam day.
Sources said schools were told to seek help from local authorities in getting Section 144 under CrPC imposed near examination centres on the exam day if needed. They were also asked to take help from police in managing the traffic. "You can contact local administration so that there is no traffic problem on the day of exam. The school principal can meet district magistrate and SSP to provide you support. It is possible that they might call you as we have supplied list of personnel involved in board exams. We have requested them to impose Section 144 so that there is no rush and traffic on the day of exam," said Sanyam Bhardwaj, controller of examination, during the webcast.
"Around 150 principals and head of the examinations and centre superintendents participated in the meet along with officials from education department. The meeting was convened to elaborate on evaluation of examination for this academic session. Primarily all dos and don'ts of the examination were shared with all the schools," said a CBSE official from regional office.