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No late entry into exam hall from 2019, CBSE tells board students

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will soon issue a circular for strict compliance of the entry timing and the centre supervisors will be accountable for its strict implementation. The CBSE has decided not to allow Class 10 and Class 12 board students who will reach the exam centre late from next year.

It is said that the board is following the pattern of competitive examination like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) or Common Admission Test (CAT). From 2019, all the board students will have to report at the examination centre by 10:15 am. This step by CBSE is being taken to make the examination more secured.

Until now, for the board examination, the official entry time begins at 9.30 am and distribution of question papers starts at 10.15 am. Further, candidates are given 15 minutes for reading the paper. But, this year, the board allowed 'late entry' till 11 am and 'emergency entry' till 11.15am. While speaking about the change in the pattern, a source from the MHRD said, "Exams like JEE or NEET and even CAT are secured for a number of reasons and one of them is strict entry timings. No student is allowed beyond the stipulated timing."

Further, CBSE is going to issue a circular for strict compliance of the entry timing and the centre supervisors will be accountable for its strict implementation, a senior ministry official told TOI.

Important instructions for Board Exam 2019:
All the candidate appearing for the board exam 2019 should make sure that they are prepared to reach the exam centre well before time.

It is advisable for candidates to visit the centre with parents or guardians a day before and figure out the exact route.

Encrypted question papers for board exam:

  • After facing the massive paper leak issue, CBSE adopted the method of encrypted question papers in 32 centres across the nation for the compartment examination.
  • As per reports, the centres were provided the password to the papers only half an hour prior to the examination
  • Not only this, but the boards also kept a few hard copies of question papers for the case of an emergency which varied from the encrypted ones.
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