NIOS Class 10 & 12 Exams 2020 Cancelled for students with Special Needs Assessment based on project work. National Institute of Open School (NIOS) has cancelled the class 12 examinations for the students with special needs. The examinations have been cancelled amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the country. As per reports, the students will be assessed based on the project work and question-answer-based assessment.
In continuation of Notification No. 14/2020 dated 01.6.2020, the Public Examination of Secondary and Senior Secondary (Theory), March/April 2020 rescheduled to commence from 17th July 2020 stands postponed till further orders due to Covid-19 Pandemic situation. The NIOS learners are advised to visit NIOS website www.nios.ac.in www.sdmis.nios.ac.in for further information.
Assessment Based On Project Work:
Due to COVID- 19 pandemic, it has been decided that the Senior Secondary Special need NIOS learners registered for March, 2020 Public Examination shall now be examined by way of project work/ Question Answer Based Assessment (QABA) , instead of appearing in public examination in lieu of theory part comprising at least two modules of 40 marks each (total 80%). This is necessitated as Special – need learners/ Divyang learners may not be able to travel, comply with Government of India directions of social distancing, scribe, other and exhibit continuous stay with mask for long durations which may cause inconvenience to the special need learners/ divyang learners. The detailed guidelines on conduct, time duration, mode of submission and evaluation shall be intimated separately.
NIOS stated that the decision of cancelling the examinations was taken as CWSN students might not be able to travel or comply with the instructions provided by the government with regard to social distancing. The institute has also added that some of the students might find it difficult to stay with masks for a longer duration of time.
NIOS has also added that the details of the guidelines, mode of submission and evaluation will be released on the official website of the board later.
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