New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed board examination centres to ensure sitting arrangement with adequate distance between students to contain the coronavirus spread.

"It shall be the responsibility of examination centres to ensure that candidates for board exams are seated at a distance of one metre from one another. For wherever the size of the room doesn't permit that, the examinees can be split into other rooms. The exam invigilators should wear masks or cover the face with handkerchiefs during exams," CBSE Controller of Exams Sanyam Bhardwaj said in an advisory as reported by PTI.

The CBSE board exam for classes 10 and 12, which started in February are scheduled to end in April.

According to the advisory, all examination centres are bound to have rows of benches placed at a distance of one metre from each other allowing the students to maintain adequate distance from each other.

The education board has also advised the invigilators to either cover their faces with handkerchiefs or wear masks during their invigilation duty. The board has also asked them to use their own sanitisers in the classrooms.

Earlier this month, the CBSE had announced that it will allow students, appearing for class 10 and 12 board, to carry masks and hand sanitiser in the exam centre.

"CBSE is receiving several inquiries from students and parents in view of the ongoing issue related to Corona Virus, with regards to permitting Face Masks and Sanitizers at Examination Centres. In view of the inquiries received it is clarified that Face Mask and Sanitizers may be carried by students, if they so desire, in the examination centres," the CBSE said in a statement on Wednesday.

Posted By: Talib Khan