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New rules to check kids’ attendance: CBSE

Punjab Education Minister

The CBSE has laid down a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to deal with cases of children who fall short of the prescribed attendance percentage as many students had performed poorly in the 2019 examinations owing to lack of attendance.

From now on, a student will not be allowed to appear for the board’s Senior Certificate Examination if he or she does not have 75% attendance in their class XII academic year, according to CBSE’s examination bye-laws.

The attendance requirement will be 60% in case of students have participated in national level sports. If students fall short of this prescribed percentage by up to 15%, then they are eligible for condonation (overlooking) by the CBSE chairperson in matters such as prolonged illness.

The cases for exemption have to be sent to the CBSE regional offices by January 7 with relevant documents, in case of shortage.

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