CBSE Exams 2021 Dates Announced: Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has announced the dates of CBSE board exams 2021 for class 10th and 12th. The Union education minister said on Thursday that the CBSE Board exam 2021 will begin from May 4 and conclude on June 10.
According to the education minister, results are expected to be declared by July 15. He added that practical exams, project and internal assessment will begin from March 1. Usually, practical exams are conducted in January and written exams begin in February and conclude in March.
A lot of schools across the country have already conducted pre-board exams online to keep the Board Exam 2021 students prepared. The CBSE Board had announced earlier this month that board exams in 2021 will be conducted in written mode and not online.
Pokhriyal announced that CBSE Board Exam 2021 Date sheet for both the classes will be issued soon.
Schools will be allowed to conduct Practical/Project/Internal Assessment of Class 10th & Class 12th from March 1, 2021 to last date of conduct of theory examination of these classes. Date sheet of both Class 10th & 12th will be issued soon: Central Board of Secondary Education
— ANI (@ANI) December 31, 2020
The education minister informed that the Board exam dates have been fixed after considering the suggestions given by students, teachers and parents. He added that the ministry is working to find a solution for CBSE schools in that are present in over 25 countries and an update can be expected soon.
The students have been waiting for the CBSE Board to make a formal announcement for a very long time. Usually, by this time, the dates are generally released by the officials. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a delay.
There are over for lakh students, who will appear for the CBSE exams 2021. The CBSE Board Exams were conducted in a staggered manner this year due to the nationwide lockdown in March. Exams for some subjects were held as late as July. Despite growing concerns over the mutant strain of the coronavirus, Pokhriyal has denied that the CBSE Board exams will be conducted online. According to the latest TV reports, the Education Minister has said that the students will be required to register physical presence in order to appear for the CBSE exams.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 31, 2020
In a related development that will affect the students, the CBSE has also decided to introduce some changes in the pattern of question papers. According to a report by The Indian Express, the CBSE 2021 exams will see a bigger number of questions. This will help the teachers to understand the grasp of students’ knowledge.
The new pattern of questions will see lengthy case-study types, which will have unique answers. They will be different from the objective types, which have the same answers. This will show how well the students have understood the subject. Standard Covid practices such as mandatory face masks, hand sanitisers will be part of the CBSE examination process.