CBSE Compartment Exam 2020 : First Day Conducted Successfully, Maths Paper Created Stress Among 12th Graders

Samrat Roy Samrat Roy
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CBSE compartment exam for classes 10 and 12 kicked off successfully on Tuesday, Sept 22. Read the article to know how students and teachers reacted on the first day of exam. 

Even though several students had been appealing for the cancellation of the exams due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, CBSE went ahead with its schedule for conducting exams from Class 10th and Class 12th.

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In Gurgaon, the five centres chosen to carry out the exams are DPS in Sector 45, Salwan Public School, DAV School, Manav Rachna School and Blue Bells School.

The examinations are scheduled to take place from September 22 – 29, 2020

In Delhi, 41,903 students of Class 10 and 9,071 students of Class 12 took part in the compartmental exams.

Class XII students who attended the exam on Tuesday claimed that the paper on mathematics was tough.

"First of all, we were scared to appear for the Covid-19 exam. Now, the hard paper on mathematics has added to our stress, "said a student.

According to Aditi Mishra who happens to be the district nodal officer of the CBSE examinations and also the principal of the DPS, Sector 45 said that about 70% of the expected students attended the exams.


Class 10students took part in the Social Sciences Exam. In the same way, history, political science, economics, psychology, mathematics, physics, biology, physical education, accounting and other subjects were examined in Class 12.

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CBSE Compartment Exams 2020 Conducted Under Strict Safety Guidelines

Class 10 students will appear for science and arts subjects on Wednesday, while Class 12 students will sit for Geography Paper.

Schools that have been converted into examination centres for the next week have argued that they are properly following the board's guidelines for conducting the exams and that adequate preventive measures are being taken to make their premises safer for students in the event of a pandemic.

The entire exam centre has been properly sanitised and posters and other awareness messages have also been pasted across the centre as per the guidelines.

At the gate, students went through thermal scanning and their hands and shoes were sanitised, after which they were allowed to enter the exam center in a staggered manner.

In every class, only 12 students were seated to ensure social distancing standards. Teachers and students wore masks and gloves at all times, "said Rashmi Malik, head of the Salwan Public School.

Exams had already been delayed due to the Covid-induced lockdown in March

Subsequently, it faced strong opposition from the students who wanted the board to delay the examination, as calling students to the examination centres would make them vulnerable at a time when COVID-19 cases are rising.

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