CBSE board exams 2022: Over 500 students allotted centre 34 km away; parents demand change

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Updated on Apr 19, 2022 13:22 IST

Exam centre names on CBSE admit cards left parents and teachers in shock.

Over 500 students appearing for CBSE board exams 2022 are allotted examination centre nearly 35 km away from their residential areas. According to the Indian Express report, CBSE students from Atomic Energy Central Schools (AECS) located in Anushakti Nagar in Mumbai have been allotted exam centre in Malad. Concerned about the distance that students have to travel to appear for board exams is making parents knock on different doors to get it changed. Exam centre names on CBSE admit cards left parents and teachers in shock.

“The allotted exam centre is Kendriya Vidyalaya INS Hamla in Malad, which is around 34-km away. It is not possible for students appearing for board exams to cover this distance for multiple papers,” said one of the parents.

There are six AECS in Anushakti Nagar. However, the faraway centre problem is faced by students at schools numbers 4 and 5. Students from the rest of the schools are divided into the remaining four schools, in Anushakti Nagar, the media report informs.

Shocked by this year’s exam centre arrangement, a parent told that as CBSE does not allow students to appear for the exam in the same school. Students from AECS are allotted board exam centres in Anushkati Nagar at first, interchanging the schools. And if the arrangement is inadequate, the farthest exam centres expected are the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in Mankhurd.

Some parents feel that it is could be an error and there must be some confusion because of pin codes. “The pin code for Anushakti Nagar is 400094 and for INS Hamla in Malad, it is 400095, which might have led to confusion that the areas are nearby. After all, the exam centres are allotted centrally,” a parent said.

Requesting change in the exam centre, parents have approached the local Member of Parliament (MP) Rahul Shewale, who has written a letter to the Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan requesting a change in the examination centre.

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