The CBSE said that Class 12 board exams will be conducted in two shifts to reduce the number of exam days. "School staff deployed on morning shift will not be given duty on afternoon shift in view of the COVID-19 situation," the CBSE added.
Under normal circumstances, practical exams are conducted in January and written exams begin in February and conclude in March. However, the exams have delayed this session in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools across the country were closed in March last year to contain the spread of the deadly virus. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15.
The board exams last year had to be postponed mid-way in March. They were later cancelled and the results announced on the basis of an alternative assessment scheme.