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CBSE 10th and 12th Board Exam 2021 to be conducted, schedule to be released soon, confirms Board Secretary

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CBSE 10th and 12th Board Exam 2021 Schedule Soon: Amid rumours and speculations around delay or cancellation of CBSE Board Exam 2021 for 10th and 12th Class students, the Board has issued a statement confirming that there has been no plan to cancel the board exams for next year. CBSE Board Secretary Anurag Tripathi has also confirmed that the CBSE 10th Exam 2021 and CBSE 12th Exam 2021 will be soon released via official channels on website cbse.nic.in. The clarification from CBSE Board Officials comes at a much needed time when rumours around cancellation of exam or delay in board exam were going viral on several platform, owing to the pandemic situation in the country.

No Clarity about Delay or Change in Exam Mode

CBSE Board’s Secretary Anurag Tripathi issued a statement confirming holding of Board exams during a webinar on “New Education Policy (NEP): Brighter future of school education” organised by ASSOCHAM. In the webinar, Mr Tripathi said that “”The board exams will happen for sure and a schedule will be announced very soon. The CBSE is making plans and will soon reveal how it will do test assessments.” However, he didn’t confirm if there would be any change in the exam time i.e. delay or postponement from the usual schedule for which exams are held in February – March 2020. On similar lines, he also didn’t confirm, if any change would be made to the exam format or mode i.e. online exams.

Students, Parents Demand Cancellation

CBSE Board’s confirmation about holding of Board Exam 2021 comes amid calls from various stakeholders for cancellation of the examination. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown, schools across the country have been closed for last 7 months i.e. since March 2020. Moreover, even those states where partial reopening of schools was attempted, several COVID cases among students and teachers have forced the state government to again close the schools. Owing to this, several parents and students have been demanding for cancellation of board exam 2021 for CBSE Board citing safety concerns for the students.

Another reason that has fuelled demands for cancellation of Board exams is disruption of physical classes. There have been demands for postponement of board exams to May in view of continued closure of schools and teaching-learning activities being completely online.

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