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Devbrat Patnaik

New Delhi: With lakhs of students eagerly waiting for announcement of the CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 Board exam 2021 dates, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has informed that there will be no more suspense over the Board exams.

Speaking to media, the education minister said, "Based on suggestions by parents and schools, we will discuss dates related to CBSE exams on 31st December and end the suspense over Board exams."

The schedule of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams for Class 10 and Class 12 will be announced at 6 PM today. Taking to Twitter, Pokhriyal confirmed, " Dear students and parents, I will announce the date of commencement for CBSE board exams 2021 today at 6 PM."

The Minister had earlier informed that the CBSE board exams in the year 2021 will not be held till February at least, and would be conducted after that.

Asked whether CBSE exams will be conducted in online mode or pen and paper mode, Pokhriyal reiterated that the exams will be conducted in offline mode, "Right now we are not considering the option of online exams."

We will try to announce dates for future exams, Pokhriyal added. The minister has reportedly held virtual dialogues with stakeholders and has also reviewed different examinations to be held in various states and Union Territories. A detailed plan for the conduct of these examinations will be chalked out as per the health protocol orders issued by the Ministries of Health and Home Affairs, he has said.

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