CBSE publishes essential guidelines for exams to be held offline in the United Arab Emirates.


On Saturday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organized a webinar for school principals, outlining the objectives for the Term 1 test at its associated schools and providing further training for instructors to lead their pupils accordingly.

The board has issued essential recommendations for students participating in international, national, and international sports events, as well as those who test Covid-19 positive during the examinations, ahead of the vital Term 1 assessment for Class 10 and 12 pupils.

In the meantime, students and their parents have received and signed admit cards for the Term I exams, which begin on November 16 for minor subjects.

Fatima Martin, Principal/CEO, GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail, said, “CBSE has been firm with their latest announcement of the Term 1 Board Exams to be held in the offline mode. The guidelines to all schools that are now self-centers are lucid and cover all aspects of dealing with the receding pandemic. The recent CBSE circular also allows provision for those students participating in national or international sports events, to take up the exams at a later date.”

The currently proposed system of offline examination is fraught with concerns for some. Abhilasha Singh, Principal, Shining Star International, Abu Dhabi, says, “Few parents are still wary of sending their children to school. We are getting our students to practice through mock exams. Hopefully, they will farewell.”

Once all of the students’ tests have been completed, they will receive their mark sheet. After the Term II examination, they will receive a combined end-of-year certificate and mark sheet. The student’s final grade will be determined by the results of both of these exams.