Kerala all set for board exams: Guidelines issued, answer sheets to be sealed off in plastic bags
Thiruvananthapuram: The pending SSLC, Plus One and Plus Two exams are set to be held from May 26 to 30 in the state. The health department has issued guidelines for the conduct of the exam amid coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
Once the exam is over, invigilators will not collect the answer sheets. Instead, students themselves will deposit the sheets into a plastic bag kept in classrooms. Later the invigilators will seal off the bag.
Other guidelines are:
- List of students coming from Lakshadweep and other states and those in quarantine has to be prepared and special exam centres or classrooms are to be allotted
- Students who have arrived from Lakshadweep and other states have to remain in quarantine for 14 days. For those students, transportation facilities have to be provided
- The seatings should be arranged with 1.5m distance interval. All students should be thermally scanned. Those showing any symptoms should be allotted special classroom
- Exams should be conducted in classrooms which have good airflow. No ACs should be functional
- Health officials should be deployed at exam centres. They should supervise the infection control measures at the exam centres
- Invigilators should wear three layer masks and gloves. CCTV and other systems can be used to reduce the time inside classroom by invigilators
- Those students hailing from containment zones should be allowed to write exams there itself. If the exam centre allotted is outside containment zone, special centres should be allotted
- All safety measures – dos and don’ts to be ensured by students and parents should be displayed in more than one place at the exam centres
- Parents shouldn’t be allowed inside the school campus