New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education exams for Classes 10 and 12 for 2021 will not be held in Jan-Feb. The dates for the examination will be decided after February, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who interacted with teachers across the country announced on Tuesday.
The CBSE board exams will be held on a reduced syllabus. 30% of the total syllabus has been cut and some states have also announced a similar move while others are expected to do the same. There will also be 33% internal choices in the exam, said Education Minister Ramesh Pokhiryal.
As part of the central government initiative to conduct examinations on time amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister planned a three-way dialogue with the students, parents and teachers across the country. The Minister also interacted with the stakeholders through webinars on three days.
CBSE officials have clarified that there is no proposal to hold the board exams online.
Authorities have been holding discussions this year with students, parents and teachers regarding the board exams even as schools and colleges across the country are in the process of resuming normal classroom teachings for various classes in December 2020 and January 2021.
Right from registrations for board examinations to classroom operations, all work was getting conducted in the virtual mode till now.
Earlier, the Minister said: "Online education has become a big challenge for students who have not attended schools and colleges for the last nine months owing to COVID-19 pandemic. But the students should always be ready to turn this challenge into an opportunity."
"The biggest challenge is to study with stronger determination and will and declaration of board results on time so that a full academic year of students is not wasted," he added.