New Delhi, Dec 27: The dates for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board examinations for class Xth and XIIth, to be held next year will be announced on December 31 at 1800 hrs.
This information was given by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a tweet on Saturday.
‘Major announcements for students & parents! I will announce the date when the exams will commence for students appearing for #CBSE board exams in 2021. Stay tuned,’ the Minister said in a tweet.
Every year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations in the months of February and March and releases the date sheet in November.
However, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSE Board exam time table has been delayed.
Pokhriyal has recently informed in a live discussion with teachers on December 22 that the CBSE board exams will be conducted after February and in offline mode.
“The practical exams are usually held between January 1 and 15 while the optional exams are conducted between February 15 and mid-March. However, taking into account the present situation, it is impossible to conduct the exams till the end of February. We will make a final decision on the exam dates as to when will the exams can be held after February,” he had said.
Education Minister had also said that if students cannot visit their schools to do lab work, alternatives to practical exams will have to be explored. He also assured students that “our government is in favour of students”.
Considering the difficulties students are facing while availing online classes in remote areas, it will be difficult for the students to take online exams, the minister said. “Many CBSE schools are in rural areas. Hence, the upcoming 2021 exams cannot be held online,” Pokhriyal said.