CBSE class 10, 12 exams to be held post-February 2021 with a 30% reduction in the syllabus, exact dates will be decided in February after analyzing the prevailing conditions.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank held a live webinar on the 22nd of December in order to interact with teachers and students from across the country and said that the CBSE Board examinations will not be held until February 2021. Addressing the live webinar with teachers, he said that canceling exams and promoting students without exams will result in putting a stamp on these students and they might face trouble in getting jobs and admissions at higher education level in the future. The minister said that it may be a challenge for many of the students to have a laptop and a stable internet connection to appear for the board examination online, which is why the exams will be conducted offline.
He was quoted in a report by Indiatvnews.com saying, “The CBSE board exams will be conducted on a reduced syllabus. Thirty percent of the total syllabus has been scrapped. While some states have declared as much, others are likely to make an announcement soon. Moreover, there will also be 33 percent internal choice in the board exam,” the minister stated. Interacting further, the education minister added that “Many countries have canceled one entire academic year but our teachers continued to work hard and did not allow any candidate to waste their academic year. Teachers are no less than corona warriors for training 33 crore students across countries during this tough time.”
While earlier, when the announcement was made on conducting the board examinations in February, students heavily opposed. Whereas after the latest announcement, students seem to be agitated due to a lack of clarity.