CBSE Class X, XII board exams 2021 in April in offline mode

CBSE Class X and Class XII board exams 2021 are likely to be held in April 2021. The exams will be held in offline mode as usual.

The central government made it clear today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020, that they are no plans of holding CBSE Class X, Class XII board exams in online mode in 2021 due to corona pandemic situation in the country.

Normally, CBSE Class X, Class XII board exams will be held in February/ March every year.

This time, the exams will be delayed by one month or two months as the academic calender was disturbed for current academic year 2020-21 due to corona lockdown and subsequent closure of schools across India since March 2020.

Schools are conducting classes in online mode since July/ August 2020.

The exact dates of these exams will be announced later after assessing the situation, said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal during a live interaction with teachers today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

The minister also responded to questions of stakeholders. One of the stakeholders asked, “when the classes are being held online, why can’t exams are held online?” Answering him, the minister said, that there still is a small percentage of students who have not got equal access to education. While we have used unique methods to teach students but having such methods for exams might not be fair. We need a laptop and stable internet and electricity for each student which is a challenge.

He said that the board exams will have 33 per cent internal choice as well and 30 per cent of the syllabus has been reduced and other state boards are also expected to follow the same. He also said that there could be an alternative to practical exams owing to the pandemic.