New Delhi, July 10 (UNI)
In view of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has cancelled the 10th and 12th examinations from July 17 and students of these classes will now be able to get their results based on their final examinations.
Announcing this, Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Friday, “Just as we have taken all our decisions keeping in mind the health and interests of students, similarly the health of students studying from NIOS and keeping their interests in mind, we have decided to cancel these examinations. I once again want to assure all students and parents that the Government of India and the Ministry of Human Resource Development will work only for securing the future of all students.”
The NIOS public exams scheduled to be held in July 2020 stand cancelled. The results will be declared based on the assessment scheme finalised by the competent committee of NIOS, he further tweeted.
According to a release of NIOS, the examination of the students of these classes will be done on the basis of the best marks in three of the four subjects. Students who have already passed three subjects, the results will be based on the highest marks of two subjects. If students who have already passed one or two exams, then they will be awarded marks based on their previous three exams.
Apart from this, a student is appearing in the examination for the first time and if his tutor assignment and practical numbers are available, he will be given the result based on them.
The release said that if a student wants to improve his result by sitting in a test to be held later, then he will be given an opportunity for it. Learners will have an option to appear in the next Public/On-Demand Exam to improve their performance, as and when the situation is conducive to hold exams.
Earlier these exams were to commence from March 24 and continue until April 24, 2020 but were rescheduled to July 17 in view of the Coronavirus outbreak. In addition, experimental examinations were also stopped midway. Keeping in mind the health and the interests of the students, the competent committee of NIOS will evaluate the students on the basis of the evaluation plan.
More than 3.67 lakh students had registered for this exam. As many as 2.10 lakh students had registered for Senior Secondary examination and more than 1.5 lakh students had registered for Secondary level examination.
Apart from this, NIOS has also given the option of taking the next exams or on demand exams to improve the performance of the students. These examinations will be conducted when the conditions are favourable.
Further information related to this is available on NIOS website.