Education Minister of India Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced the dates of the tenth and twelfth board examinations on Thursday, 31 December.
Announcing the dates, he told that CBSE board 10th and 12th examinations will be held from May 4 to June 10.
The Union Minister said that the results will be announced by July 15.
Following the minister's announcement, the CBSE Examination Controller issued a press release stating that schools would be allowed to start their 10th and 12th practical examinations from March 1.
Date sheet of exams for class X and XII will also be released soon.
On December 26, Ramesh Pokhriyal had told that he will announce on December 31 when the CBSE board examinations will start in the year 2021.
Earlier, the Education Minister had refused to conduct the 10th and 12th board examinations till February in view of the circumstances created by the Kovid-19 epidemic.
Usually CBSE board practical exams start in January and written exams are held in the last weeks of February every year.
While communicating with the teachers through digital medium, the Education Minister recently said that it would not be possible to conduct the exam in January-February. But when the examinations will be conducted, various parties will give information after deliberations.
The Education Minister also informed today that under what circumstances the board examinations will be held. Necessary guidelines were also issued in this regard.
Some senior CBSE officials have already indicated that the board examinations will not be online. Earlier, speculations were being made as to what examinations would be held online on the lines of online classes. But the Ministry of Education is of the view that the examinations should be offline so that all students can be included in it.
Online exam requires computer and Internet facility. But there has been a constant concern about online education in India that not all students have the same resources, not all students have access to computer and internet, so conducting online examinations here means many students with this system Will have to be carried out.
Talking to some private TV channels, the Education Minister recently said that it will be mandatory for students to wear masks during examinations. Circumstances are odd. But it is not that major examinations were not conducted in India. We also conducted big exams like NEET during the pandemic period. Board examinations will also be conducted in the same successful manner.
Before the NEET exam, opposition parties had raised questions about the safety of students. But despite a lot of uproar, the central government had decided to conduct this national level examination.