Delhi government schools: The Delhi government has now decided to cancel offline exams for students up to class 8. These students will now be graded on the basis of their subject-wise projects and assignments.
These guidelines have been issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE), for all government and aided schools.
Department of education scrap offline exams due to lack of offline teaching
The DoE has decided on this as no offline mode of teaching and learning took place due to the pandemic. So, the government decided to scrap the offline exams. Rita Sharma, Additional Director of Education, Delhi said that students from classes 3 to 8 will have to attempt assignments.
The guidelines state that students from classes 3 to 5 will be marked for their worksheets (30 marks), assignments given during winter breaks (30 marks) and projects given between March 1 to 15 (40 marks).
For classes 6 to 8, 20 marks will be allotted for worksheets, 30 marks for winter-break assignments, and 50 marks for assignments given between March 1 to 15. Sharma then said that if a student is unable to turn in the assignments due to network issues, they can send the hard copies through their parents to the school.
Maharashtra to conduct board exams in offline mode
The Maharashtra government has decided to conduct the board examinations for classes X and XII in the offline mode. The exams will be conducted on April-end. Preparations for students' safety is underway.