CBSE to ensure that exam centres are in proximity to Students' Schools

CBSE is currently designing an online system which would ensure that for students, exam centers would be not be more than eight kilometers from their schools as per some reliable sources.

As per these sources, the board is on the way to form a process that would provide all information related to all board exams like National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), National Eligibility Test (NET) at one place. To facilitate this, schools around the country have been asked for disclosures regarding the present infrastructure which would ensure transparency for the system.

Presently, there is no system in place to track this information using internet. By assigning centres within a radius of 8 Kilometer, the board wants to ensure that students don’t have to travel for long distances. For competitive exams, the centre that is the nearest would be assigned as per the sources.

By having this system in place, it would help to allocate centres automatically while helping the official to see if the 8-10 Km radius has been crossed. Thus it would help them to not choose centres that are far away. There have been some instances in the recent past where students were assigned with centres that were far away.

Another added advantage of this move is that it would remove the need to look for or to check centres physically which has been a common trend amongst students. Among the 14,000 private schools affiliated under the board, approximately 2,000 have provided the details to the board on this regard with 3,000 schools having provided their infrastructure details as well.

The final date to submit the details would be on November 30 and the board is certain to complete the process on time. In total there are around 18,000 schools under the board which includes the Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Once the system is in place, it would help students to locate their centre on GIS maps on their mobile phones and view their amenities like furniture type, drinking facility and toilets. There have been instances in the past where students had to write exams while sitting on furniture meant for kindergarten children.


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