CBSE Class 10, 12 Exam Date 2021: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam schedule for classes 10 and 12 has been released. Board exams will be held between May 4 to June 10, with a detailed date sheet expected to be released soon. Practical exams for both classes 10, and 12 will start on March 1.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the deadline for the examinations. He also announced that the result of CBSE board exams for class 10 and 12 will be declared by July 15. The decision comes after state governments, students, teachers delayed the earlier board exams, which are usually held in February or March. The Delhi government had earlier appealed to the central government not to conduct before May to give proper time to students to study in schools.
Practical examinations: Practical examinations for the board candidates will start from 1 March. Earlier, the minister had announced that if schools remain closed then there will be an option for practical examination. However, now many states have reopened their schools, and students from classes 9 to 12 have started attending classes physically as well.
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Exam Pattern: Even examinations will be conducted in offline mode, as usual, the type of questions asked is typed. This year’s board exam will have more application-based questions. There will be more case-study-based questions, in which students will be given a paragraph and they will have to answer the questions after reading the paragraph. It will assess students on their reading, comprehension, interpretation, and answer writing abilities. Revised sample papers of 10, 12 examinations of both classes have been released on the official website- cbse.nic.in.
Syllabus reductions: Due to the epidemic, classes have been conducted online for the current academic year. This has created unequal opportunities for students, especially those who belong to the economically weaker section of the society. To compensate for the loss of academic hours, 30 percent of the total syllabus has been cut. In addition, 33 percent will have internal options.
Masks and COVID-19 precautions: This year also, candidates will have to appear in the exam amidst strict precautions related to the COVID-19 epidemic. Wearing a mask is a must and social distances will remain. In March last year, several papers were canceled after the outbreak of the epidemic. The students were evaluated based on a new evaluation plan, the result of which was released in July. In 2020, around 18 lakh students appeared for the class 10 examination, while 12 lakh students for the 12th board exam.
Pre-board: Before the exam, there will be pre-boards and most of the schools get their pre-board online due to no shortage from the state government or the reluctance of parents to send children to school amid the new stress of COVID-19 Are catching Virus. The main concern of most schools is that students have little practice in writing in exam-like situations and that there is no fraudulent system.
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Vidyagyan Bulandshahar principal Biswajit Banerjee said that they are keen to start school with physically present students. However, the only option is to do it online. “For students, writing continuously for three hours is a challenge in online mode. Therefore, we may see a shorter question paper and therefore a shorter examination period. CBSE is also expanding the objective section of the paper to reduce the time period, ”he said.