CBSE latest updates: The datesheet for the CBSE board examinations for Class 10 and 12 has been revealed. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will announced the dates via video conferencing. The CBSE datesheets will be released online at cbse.nic.in soon after the live session.
Giving details about the Board examinations, Nishank said, “The CBSE exam will be held from May 4 to June 14. The result will be announced by July 15.”
CBSE exams 2021 online or offline?
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has said that the 10th 12th Board examinations will not be held online and the examination will be held in adherence to Covid-19 protocols. Students will have to take the exams with pen and paper as before.
CBSE 12th practical exam dates:
As per CBSE, the schools will be allowed to conduct practical/ Internal assesment/Project of class 12 from March 1, 2021.
— CBSE HQ (@cbseindia29) December 31, 2020
CBSE 2021 syllabus
CBSE has reduced the syllabus by 30 per cent for the 2021 board examinations.
Should board exams be postponed?
Many parents across the country want the date of the Board examinations to be postponed by a few months at least. A body of school parents has even sent a proposal to the Ministry of Education to extend the date of Board examinations. According to the proposal, parents want the examinations to be conducted in May or thereafter.
Impact of pandemic on school education
Schools across the country shut down in March due to the pandemic. The board exams for 2019-2020 were partially completed when the lockdown happened.
After multiple postponements and court cases, the remaining papers were cancelled, and grades calculated through a court-approved formula.
Unable to go to school during this academic year, students have been forced to rely on distance education instead, ranging from Zoom classes and television lectures to WhatsApp lessons and self-study. The syllabus for the Class 10 and 12 board examinations was reduced by 30% to ease the burden on students.
Although the Centre gave permission for schools to re-open from mid-October while following safety measures, few States have taken the decision to allow students to return to physical classes.