CBSE 2021 Exam Dates Announced: Class 10, 12 Exams To Begin On May 4
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 31, Dec 2020, 19:04 pm IST | UPDATED: 31, Dec 2020, 19:04 pm IST
Delhi: Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has announced the date of commencement for Class 10 and Class 12 CBSE board exams 2021.
The students have been anxiously awaiting the schedule for the CBSE Board examinations 2021 and their wait is finally over. The Class 10 and 12 exams will begin from May 4, 2021 and they are scheduled to be concluded by June 10, 2021. The practicals for the same will begin on March 1, 2021.
The results are tentatively planned to be announced by July 15, 2021.
Ahead of the announcement, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal lauded the contribution of teachers who continued their efforts in teaching students amid the Covid-19 crisis when the education sector worldwide was severely hit by the pandemic, also since NEET and JEE 2020 exams were successfully conducted in the year undertaking necessary precautions. He also praised the students as "warriors" for their perseverance.
Speaking to ABP News earlier today, the Education Minister said that India successfully conducted NEET exams amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the CBSE board exams will be conducted likewise.
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Previously, he had announced that CBSE board exams will not take place before February 2021. He had also stated that promoting students without any exam is also out of question.
"Cancelling exams and promoting students without exams will put a stamp on these students. These students might face trouble in getting jobs and admissions at higher education level in the future as they would be termed as Covid-era students. We do not want that for them," he added.
Another certainty is that the exams will not be conducted in online mode due to the logistics and basic requirements involved.
There will be physical exams as "we need a laptop and stable internet and electricity for each student which is a challenge. A percentage of students do not have equal access to education. While we have used unique methods to teach students but having such methods for exams might not be fair," Pokhriyal had said.
The CBSE board exams 2021 will be conducted on a subsidised syllabus as 30 percent of the total syllabus was reduced for Class 10 and Class 12 exams. Besides this, there will be 33 percent internal choices in the exam.