NIOS exam CANCELLED for special need learners; for others announcement likely soon
NIOS will not conduct exam for special need learner or Divyang students who had registered for Senior Secondary April-May 2020 examinations.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has announced that it will not conduct the NIOS Board exams 2020 for special need learner or Divyang students who had registered for Senior Secondary April-May 2020 examinations.
According to the NIOS 12th Date Sheet 2020 the 12th board exams are scheduled in July-August. However, now these students of NIOS 12th class will be marked on the basis of the project work/ question-answer based assessment (QABA).
The theory section of the NIOS 12th exam 2020 comprises of two modules of 40 marks each, these marks now will be awarded based on the student’s performance in project work/QABA.
However, the theory exam for all the other students will be conducted as per the revised NIOS 12th date sheet 2020. The NIOS 12th examinations will begin from July 17, 2020, with Physics, History and conclude with Tourism on August 13, 2020.
As per the revised NIOS 10th date sheet, the examinations for NIOS 10th will also begin from July 17, 2020, with Hindustani Music and conclude on August 11, 2020, with Emplyobility Skills and Carnatic Sangeet subjects.
The examinations for NIOS 10th and 12th will begin at 2:30 pm for all the subjects.
The notification released by NIOS stated that: "this is the need of the hour as the special need learners or Divyang learns may not be able to travel. Some of the learners may also need scribes which is not possible with social distancing. It is also not convenient for some learners to wear a mask for a long duration during an examination. So these Class 12 students will be assessed based on project work/QABA. Soon the board will come up with a complete plan of implementation of this assessment scheme. It will include the guidelines to conduct, time duration, mode of submission and evaluation."