Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the CBSE Class 10, 12 board exam 2021 dates on Thursday. “We have decided to conduct Class 10 and 12 CBSE board exams from May. The exams will conclude by June 10, 2021. Results will be out by July 15,” Pokhriyal said in a video message on Thursday. Now that exam dates have been revealed, It is important to note here that once the CBSE datesheet will be released online at cbse.nic.in, students will be able to download it for their reference. For this, students should keep checking the official CBSE website cbse.nic.in for final 2021 datesheets for both theoretical and practical board examinations.
Here is step-wise guide to download CBSE exam date sheet 2021:
Step 1: Visit the official website cbse.nic.in.
Step 2: On the homepage, locate the ‘Recent Announcements’ section
Step 3: Students must note that after the datasheets are released, they will be able to access them under the ‘recent announcements’ section
Step 4: You can take a download of CBSE datesheet or a printout, depending on your convenience.
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Swinging into action soon after the education minister’s statement, the CBSE stated that the schools will be allowed to conduct Practical/Project/Internal Assessment of Class 10 and 12 from March 1, 2021 to last date of conduct of theory examination of these classes. Date sheet of both Class 10 and 12 will be issued soon.
CBSE stated that the situation due to COVID-19 being faced by the students/ teachers and schools is unprecedented. It also added that to ensure a conducive environment to the students for the exams and based on the feedback and consultations with ‘diverse stakeholders”, the board has decided to conduct the exams between May and June.
Notably, the delay in exam schedule comes after several parents requested postponement on the social media platforms.
Earlier, the education minister had said that exam dates would be announced on December 31. The Minister, in his webinar on December 22, had also clarified that the CBSE board exams 2021 would not be held in January or February.
In his video message, the education minister further said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reduced the curriculum for Class 10 and 12 by 30 per cent. And hence, the students will be appearing for exams on the reduced syllabus.
In general, the practical exams are conducted in January and written exams begin in February and conclude in March. However, the exams are being delayed this session in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CBSE had earlier this month announced that board exams in 2021 will be conducted in written mode and not online.
Schools across the country were closed in March to contain the spread of COVID-19. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15. However, a few states have decided to keep them closed in view of a spike in the number of infections.