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KATHMANDU: The final exam of Grade XII which was postponed earlier due to coronavirus has started from today amid COVID-19.
As many as 432,500 examinees are taking part in the exam in person.
Board chairman Prof. Dr. Chandramani Paudel said 20 examinees are placed with a difference of at least two meters in each exam hall.
A separate room has been arranged for the infected examinees which takes place 15 minutes later than the usual examination.
Masks are mandatory for superintendent, invigilators and examinees. Examinees are allowed inside the exam hall only after examining their temperature. Sanitizers have also been arranged in the exam halls, said board chairman Paudel. The exams are monitored and controlled online.
According to National Examination Board (NEB), the regular, grade promotion and partial exams of all papers under general category, Music, Fine Arts, Sanskrit and technical education are being conducted almost after eight months of the previous schedule.
NEB has said an examinee has to strictly follow health safety standards as set by the Nepal Government and maintain social distancing during the exam.
The Board has made the exam center more flexible as the candidates can appear in exam from the center of their convenience.
This exam consists of 40 marks while the remaining portion will be adjusted on the basis of Grade 11’s performance and the school’s internal evaluation. The exam which started at 8 am was over at 9 am.
The exam was originally scheduled to begin from April 20.
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