The dates for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams will be announced on December 31, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted on Saturday.
“Major announcements for students and parents! I will announce the date when the exams will commence for students appearing for CBSE board exams in 2021. Stay tuned,” he tweeted.
????Major announcements for students & parents!
I will announce the date when the exams will commence for students appearing for #CBSE board exams in 2021.
Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/Lvp9Lf0qsT
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 26, 2020
The education ministry also tweeted the information.
????Attention Students & Parents!
— Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) December 26, 2020
Earlier this month, the minister, in a virtual address to teachers, had said that the board exams will be conducted after February next year.
“The practical exams are usually held between January 1 and 15 while the exams are conducted between February 15 and mid-March. However, taking into account the present situation (the coronavirus pandemic), it is impossible to conduct the exams till the end of February. We will make a final decision on the exam dates as to when will the exams can be held after February,” he had said.
The minister had also said that for students who can’t attend schools amid the pandemic for lab work, alternatives would be found.
The CBSE had earlier this month announced that the 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 the COVID-19 pandemic. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15.
However, a few states have decided to keep them closed in view of the pandemic.
The board exams had to be postponed mid-way in March due to the pandemic. They were later cancelled and the results announced on the basis of an alternative assessment scheme.
With inputs from PTI