New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Tuesday the schedule for classes 10 and 12 board exams which will begin on May 4.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a webinar has announced that the CBSE date sheet 2021 will be out on February 2, 2021. The exact timings will be out soon. Earlier, on December 31, 2021, the education minister on Twitter announced the exam dates for CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams.
CBSE Board exam 2021 for theory will be conducted from May 4 to June 10, 2021. While the practical exams will commence from March 1, 2021.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) February 2, 2021
As per the datesheet, the exams for class 10 will conclude on June 7, while those for class 12 will conclude on June 10.
Usually, practical exams are conducted in January and written exams begin in February and conclude in March. However, the exams are delayed this session in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools across the country were closed in March last year to contain the spread of COVID-19. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15.
The board exams last year had to be postponed mid-way in March. They were later cancelled and the results announced on the basis of an alternative assessment scheme.
The class 12 exam will be conducted in two shifts. According to CBSE, in second shift, exams of the subjects which are not offered by the students of schools situated abroad will be held.
Also, exams on second shift will be conducted in 4 days. “On these days, in morning shift, exam of class 10 of main subjects will be conducted in which maximum number of exam centres will be used. During afternoon shift, only in few exam centres, exams will be conducted.”
Compared to last year, the exams will be concluded in 39 days, last year the exam schedule was of 45 days.
The admit card is likely to be released in April. This year, the syllabus has been reduced to 30 per cent, and the paper will contain 33 per cent internal choice questions.