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.
As per the date sheet, the exams for class 10 will conclude on June 7, while those for class 12 will conclude on June 10.
The students can check the date sheets containing the subject-wise exam dates on the official website of the CBSE, cbse.nic.in.
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.
On December 31, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the CBSE Class 10 & 12 board exams will be held from May 4 to June 10. He also announced that the board exams will be held based on a reduced syllabus. The syllabi of Classes 9 to 12 has been slashed by 30 per cent, keeping in view the academic loss caused by the pandemic.
The CBSE 2021 practical exam will be announced separately by the respective schools. The practical exams will be held between March till the start of the theory exams. The results are set to be announced by July 15, 2021.
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.
How to check
• Go to the official website cbse.gov.in
• Click on the CBSE board exam date sheet link on the homepage
• The CBSE board exam 2021 date sheet will be displayed on the screen
• Download the exam date sheet pdf