CBSE plans to allocate exam centres within 8km of students’ schools
Move to ensure easy travelling for students and increase footfalls in examination halls.
In a move to ensure maximum attendance at crucial exams without any travel hassles, the CBSE is in the process of providing all information regarding exam centres for board exams, National Eligibility Test (NET), NEET, JEE Main online.
The CBSE is looking at allocating centres within an 8km radius of schools so that students travel with ease. For other competitive exams, the closest centre will be allocated.
A senior CBSE official confirmed, “Once we are aware of the infrastructure that is present in the schools we can map it online and this will help us in allocating centres automatically. For instance the system will prompt the official as soon as the 8-10 km radius is crossed. This will ensure they don’t allocate centres that are far away.”
So far, out of the 14,000 private schools, only 2,000 have submitted all the information to the CBSE. This will be used for allocating centres to students. This move will ensure remote centres are not allocated to students and eliminate the need for searching or physically checking the centre before the examination.
The online system will also reveal minute yet important details like the type of furniture, drinking facility and toilets that are present in the schools. “There have been instances in the past where students had to write exam sitting on chairs meant for kindergarten children. Once the institutes inform CBSE about the facilities it will be used to allocate centres,” the source concluded.