New Delhi, 21 October 2021 – As per a recent circular by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Class 10 and 12 students appearing for Term-1 exams can now request a change in the city of their examination centre. This dictum is for students who, due to COVID, are not present in the same city where they have taken admission. The circular will enable students to appear for exams in the cities that they are currently in.
The official notice states, “It has come to the board’s notice that some students are not in the same city where their school is located and they will be allowed to make requests through the school to change the exam centre city”.
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Students to Apply Through their Schools
Students will be able to request a change in their exam centre through their respective schools. Students will make online requests, which schools will forward to the board for approval. “At an appropriate time, CBSE will inform the students to make a request to their respective schools to change the city of examination centre … The schools will then follow the instructions given by CBSE.” the CBSE circular states.
CBSE has also requested students and schools to keep an eye on its website. As soon as students are informed to apply for changing their exam centres, they can put in their requests through their respective schools.
Note: Students must note that the schedule to apply for a change will have a limited time window. No requests will be accepted by the board after the time window has expired.
Circular Applicable to CBSE Term-1 Board Exams Only
The circular is only applicable to the first term of CBSE 2021-22 board exams. Class 10 exams are scheduled to begin from 30 November, while Class 12 exams will begin from 1 December 2021. Considering the Winter season, exams will commence from 11:30 am and will have a duration of 90 minutes. Term-1 will consist of objective-type questions, while Term-2 will have both objective and theory questions. Final results will be announced based on the results of both Term-1 and Term-2 exams.