The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct Class 10 and 12 board exams from May 4 to June 10, 2021 and the results of the board exams will most likely be announced by July 15, 2021, union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced on Thursday.
The practical examinations will be conducted from March 1. The date sheet was announced by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday evening in a live video address to the students.
Usually, 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 three-month delay because of the pandemic HAS sparked concerns about the impact on college admissions, especially for those intending to study abroad.
Announcing the date of commencement for #CBSE board exams 2021. @SanjayDhotreMP @EduMinOfIndia @cbse @mygovindia @MIB_India @PIB_India @DDNewslive https://t.co/PHiz3EwFvz— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 31, 2020
"The board exams for class 10 and 12 will be conducted from May 4 to June 10. Schools will be allowed to conduct practical exams from March 1. Date sheet for both the classes will be issued soon. The results will be declared by July 15," Pokhriyal announced. Several schools have already conducted pre-board exams online to keep the students prepared.
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. The board exams this 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.