New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday announced that students who failed in Class 9 and Class 11 will be given another opportunity to appear for school-based test in view of the coronavirus lockdown. Also Read - ICSE, ISE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2020: Change Your Exam Centre For Pending Exams Before June 7 | Check Details Here

“The schools can conduct either online or offline exams for the failed class 9, 11 students. This one-time opportunity is being extended only in the current year in view of the unprecedented condition of COVID-19,” announced CBSE Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj. Also Read - Schools Likely to Reopen in July For Senior Classes With 30% Attendance

The education board clarified that the second chance to appear for the annual examinations is a one-time opportunity which will be applicable only for this year due to the pandemic situation. Also Read - CBSE to Conduct Exams at All 15,000 Centres Across India: HRD Minister

The test can be conducted by all CBSE schools in any manner – online, offline or in the form of innovative tests that can be the basis for the promotion of a student to the next level.

“This is an unprecedented situation. Children are confined at home. Their schools are closed. They are experiencing mental stress and anxiety. Parents are worried about salaries and the health of the family. In this difficult time, children who have not been able to clear school examinations will be even more upset,” Bhardwaj said.

“In such a difficult time, all of us will have to make joint efforts to relieve students from stress and help them mitigate their anxiety,” he added.