KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The National Examination Board (NEB) has made it mandatory to set up a health desk at the exam center of the board examinations of grade 12 scheduled to start from November 24 later this year.
The NEB published the exam routine for the board examination of grade 12 students, which was put off earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a few days ago.
The board is all set to conduct the examinations following all health safety protocols. Among others, the health desk has been mandatory in a bid to curb the further spread of COVID-19 and ensure no further transmission of virus.
As per the Guideline on Evaluation, Exam Operation, Management, Record and Verification of Secondary Education Qualification Examination 2020, the exam centers are required to set up health desks in collaboration with the respective local government and health institutions.
The guideline requires the seat arrangement with a minimum of two meters gap between two examinees. At the same time,not more than 20 examinees are to be placed in a hall.
Owing to the fears of COVID-19 infection, the exams will be held at the home centres seven months after its usual routine. The examination will be of one-and-half-hour-long beginning from 8 am. The examinations will be of 40 marks only. Of the remaining 60 percent, 40 percent will be covered from the cumulative marks obtained in grade 11 and 20 percent from internal evaluation, according to NEB.
Similarly, the board has directed those students who have contracted COVID-19 not to attend the exams. The board has announced separate arrangements for such students.
Also, the board has directed those students who are unable to attend the examination from their own colleges to participate in examinations as per the details provided to NEB earlier.